SALEM, Va. – Bolstered by a 25-point performance from Brian Hogan-Gary, the Johnson & Wales University men's basketball team wrapped up the Dick Leftwich Tip Off Tournament with a victory. The Wildcats defeated Goucher College, 67-57, on Saturday.
Johnson & Wales got out to a fast start and wasn't really challenged the entire game. Hogan-Gary followed a Danny Ampofo three-pointer with three-straight baskets to stake JWU to a 20-7 lead. The Wildcats led 34-28 at the break.
The Wildcats attacked the boards, holding a 46-36 rebounding advantage. Johnson & Wales got 15 points off turnovers as well as 15 second-chance points.
A pair of players produced double-doubles with Hogan-Gary notching 25 points and 11 rebounds. Getting his first collegiate double-double was Bryan Davis with a career-high 12 points and 13 rebounds. Ampofo came off the bench to score 10 points.
The Wildcats play their home opener Tuesday when they welcome Fisher to the Wildcat Center at 7 p.m.