PROVIDENCE, RI - The Johnson & Wales University men's basketball team made a late run at third-ranked Hamilton College, but it wasn't enough to upset the Continentals. The Wildcats lost, 91-71, on Saturday.
Johnson & Wales: 2-3
Brian Hogan-Gary (JWU): 29 points, 17 rebounds
Andrew Groll (HC): 18 points, 10 rebounds
Michael Grassey (HC): 21 points
Johnson & Wales got out to a 7-2 lead on a Matt Madoian three-pointer, however, the Continentals went on a 17-0 run to take a 19-7 lead on a Mike McEneney jumper.
A Donovian Maxfield three-pointer with five minutes left in the half cut the lead to nine, 39-30, but Hamilton took a 52-36 lead into the locker room.
The Continentals' lead grew to as many as 67-43 before Johnson & Wales clawed its way back. Brian Hogan-Gary's layup made it 77-67 with 5:22 to play, but that's as close as the Wildcats would get.
Hogan-Gary led all players with a 29-point, 17-rebound double-double. It's his second double-double of the year and the 29 points are the second-highest of his career.
Four different Hamilton players reached double figures with Michael Grassey scoring a team-high 21.
Hamilton shot 50.7 percent to the Wildcats' 43.3 percent and HC had a 44-32 rebounding margin.
The Wildcats host Fitchburg State on Tuesday at 7 p.m.