HOLLAND, Mich. – The young Johnson & Wales University men's basketball team got a glimpse of what it will take to get the Wildcats back into the Top 25. JWU dropped a 100-75 decision on Tuesday to No. 15 Hope during the second day of Russ DeVette/Holland Sentinel Classic, hosted by the Flying Dutchmen.
Johnson & Wales: 2-7
Matt Madoian (New Kingstown, RI) hit a jumper at the 15:58 mark to put the Wildcats up 8-7. Unfortunately, Hope went on a 19-2 run over the next four minutes to take a 26-10 lead. Jarell Lawson (Providence, RI) knocked down a jumper at the 4:30 mark to pull JWU within 36-29, but that's the closest the Wildcats would get the rest of the game.
Johnson & Wales had four players in double figures with Michael Kiser (Pike Road, Ala.) leading the way with 18 points, just two off his career-high. Lawson was next with 16 points and Madoian added 11. Edson Dascy (Fall River, Mass.) dropped in 12 points and grabbed a career-high seven rebounds.
The Wildcats couldn't stop Hope on offense as the Flying Dutchmen hit 60.3 percent (35-of-58) from the floor, including 12-of-24 from three-point range. HC had a slight 34-31 rebounding advantage and both teams committed 23 turnovers.
The Wildcats are off until 2017 when they get back into conference action against Mount Ida at 6 p.m. on January 5.