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Wildcats Out Dueled by Hamilton 86-73

Wildcats Out Dueled by Hamilton 86-73

PROVIDENCE, RI – A second-half comeback came up just short for the Johnson & Wales University men's basketball team on Sunday. The Wildcats dropped an 86-73 decision at Hamilton College on Sunday.

Hamilton: 8-1
Johnson & Wales: 4-4

Statistical Leaders:
Brian Hogan-Gary: 20 points, 6 rebounds
Danny Ampofo: 20 points

Of Note:
A pair of Justin Bullock free throws with 7:36 left in the first half pulled the Wildcats within 26-18. Unfortunately, the Wildcats were outscored 18-7 over the next seven minutes and the Continentals took a 44-29 lead into the half.

Bryan Davis made a layup three minutes into the second half to cut the HC lead to single digits (46-37), but that's as close as the Wildcats would get the rest of the game. JWU outscored Hamilton, 44-42, in the second half.

Brian Hogan-Gary recorded his third 20-point game in a row and added six rebounds. Sophomore Danny Ampofo tied Hogan-Gary with a career-best 20 markers. Rookie Chris Lugo had nine points and five rebounds.

Hamilton did most of its damage from behind the three-point arc, shooting 13-of-29 as part of its overall 50.8 percent rate. The Continentals also had a 41-33 rebounding margin.

Up Next:
The Wildcats return to action Friday when they take on Penn State Abington at 7 p.m. in the opening game of the Doc Green Tournament, hosted by Juniata College.