Minor's career night not enough for Merrimack
NORTH ANDOVER — Jordan Minor scored a career-high 28 points and had 11 rebounds for Merrimack, but it wasn’t enough as the Warriors fell to Central Connecticut 60-57 on Thursday night at Hammel Court. Mykel Derring added 10 points and Mikey Watkins had eight assists for the Warriors(9-15, 4-7).
Trenton McLaughlin had 14 points off the bench for Central Connecticut. McLaughlin shot 4 for 6 on 3-pointers.
Andre Snoddy had 12 points for Central Connecticut (7-18, 4-8 Northeast Conference), which snapped its six-game road losing streak. Nigel Scantlebury added 12 points and eight assists. Tre Mitchell had 10 points and six rebounds.
Scantlebury missed the front end of a one-and-one with 18 seconds to go but Watkins was off the mark on a tying 3 as time ran out.
Merrimack defeated Central Connecticut 66-57 on Jan. 8.
GAME NOTES: Minor's 28 points are the most points scored for the Warriors since Ziggy Reid finished with 29 points against St. Francis Brooklyn last season. … The Warriors forced 15 Blue Devil turnovers and scored 15 points off of them. … Merrimack had 34 points in the paint.
NEXT: The Warriors will hit the road and face Wagner on Saturday at 1 p.m.