HAMPTON-SYDNEY, Va. – After a close first half, the Johnson & Wales University men's basketball team struggled during the final 20 minutes of game one at the Lucky Stone Holiday Classic, hosted by Hampton-Sydney College. The Wildcats dropped a 68-55 decision to Bridgewater College on Saturday.
Johnson & Wales: 4-4
Brian Hogan-Gary (Staten Island, NY) made a layup with five seconds left in the opening half to pulled JWU within 27-25 at halftime. Three minutes into the second half, Nate Patenaude (Smithfield, RI) tied the game at 29-29, but the Eagles pulled away with 19-5 run.
Hogan-Gary just missed his second-straight double-double with a team-high 17 points and nine rebounds. Randall Ferdinand (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) was next with 10 points.
The three-point line played a big part in BC's second-half surge. The Eagles went 6-of-18 while the Wildcats only made one from behind the arc. JWU was 2-of-19 from three-point range for the game.
The Lucky Stone Classic continues on Sunday when the Wildcats take on the host Hampton-Sydney at 2 p.m.