North Adams, Ma- The visiting Southern Vermont College men's basketball team began the game with a 9-0 spurt and never looked back as they ran past the MCLA Trailblazers 82-60 this evening in the Amsler Campus Center Gym. The Mountaineers improve to 8-2 on the season. The Trailblazers suffer their second straight defeat as they drop to 4-8 overall.
SVC was paced by Kajuan Kinsey's game high 24 point night. He was 8-12 shooting and added 6 rebounds to his stat line. Donnell Frayer, Jr added 14 points and 3 steals for SVC while Kyle Depollar notched 13 points including a trio of three pointers. Kiran Durant collected 10 points off the bench for SVC.
Depollar and Kinsey combined for all nine points in the opening spurt of the contest as SVC took control early. They never trailed as MCLA climbed within five points, but couldn't get any closer as the Mountaineers jumped out to a commanding 38-25 lead at halftime.
Coming out of the locker room, the lead quickly grew to over twenty points as SVC shot a solid 53% over the final half of play. They would lead by as many as 28 points in the second half and were never seriously threatened.
The Trailblazers were hindered by 19 turnovers and shot just 32% in the setback.
MCLA is back in action on Saturday when they kick off MASCAC play against Westfield State on the road.