WENHAM, Mass. – The Johnson & Wales University men's basketball team had a strong second half, but it wasn't enough to overcome its first-half deficit. The Wildcats dropped a 99-91 decision at Gordon on Saturday.
A Justin Bullock three-point play pulled JWU within 25-19 midway through the opening period. JWU went five minutes without scoring and the Fighting Scots went on a 10-0 run on their way to a 56-33 halftime lead.
The Gordon lead grew to as many as 25 in the second half, but the Wildcats chipped away and had the deficit down to 10 but the Scots made their free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.
Gordon shot 55.9 percent from the floor, compared to 40.5 percent by the Wildcats. The Scots also made more free throws (25-36) than Johnson & Wales took (17-24).
Leading all players with a career-high 32 points was Brian Hogan-Gary. Also producing a career-best was Donovian Maxfield with 22 points. JWU had four players in double digits, including Kevin Rodriguez who came off the bench to score 10 points.
The Wildcats return home on Tuesday to take on #25 Nichols in the team's big game. Fans who check in with the CatPack app will be entered to win a pair of wireless headphones.