BOSTON -- The Mitchell College men's basketball helped head coach Todd Peretz reach a milestone with a 94-75 victory over Wheelock College on Tuesday night in New England Collegiate Conference action at Winsor Gym.
Mitchell improved to 8-7 overall and 4-0 in league play. The win was also the 200th in the collegiate coaching career of Peretz, who is in his 19th season at Mitchell.
The Mariners were led by the trio of Domenico Santiago, Steffen Brunson and Hasani Williams. Santiago netted a game-high 27 points on 12-for-13 shooting while Brunson and Williams contributed 25 and 23, respectively. Williams also added 10 rebounds to record his eighth double-double of the season.
Mitchell jumped out to a double-digit lead just four minutes into the action, although Wheelock quickly battled back and eventually pulled in front on a three by Kiwane Crowder at the 10:16 mark. The Mariners answered with a three by Brayvon Young to regain the lead and never trailed again.
Brunson got hot in the final 10 minutes of the first half and accounted for 14 of Mitchell's final 19 points in the stanza. He led all scorers at the break with 19 points as the Mariners enjoyed a 47-35 lead.
Williams and Santiago took over on the offensive end in the second half, combining for 31 of the team's 47 points. Santiago was a perfect 7-for-7 in the half while Williams was 7-for-12.
Mitchell shot over 50 percent (54.9) for the fourth straight game and held a 41-35 advantage on the glass. Wheelock (1-12 overall, 0-4 NECC) shot 45 percent and was led by Dejaun Rodriguez's 21 points.
Mitchell will next host Southern Vermont College on Thursday, January 18 at 6 p.m.