WRITTEN BY NICOLAS FERNANDES
Redshirt sophomore guard Glenn Sanabria led his second consecutive game of the season Tuesday night, as the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers men’s basketball team fell 72-32 to the Virginia Cavaliers.
The Terriers fell to (0-2) Tuesday and their opponent improved to (2-0).
The Brooklyn men did a good job of staying close behind the competitive opponent in the beginning of the first half. A free throw by freshman guard Rasheem Dunn in the middle of the half put the Terriers just four points behind.
After leading 15-11, the Cavaliers went on a scoring spree for the next ten minutes, while the Terriers did not score a single point. Senior guard Yunus Hopkinson was finally able to fit in two free throws with eight seconds remaining in the half.
The Cavaliers led 35-13 at halftime.
The Terriers quickly put some points on the board in the beginning of the second half, but did not score often for the remainder of the game.
A free throw by Redshirt junior forward Austin Nichols with 14:26 remaining, gave the Cavaliers their 50th point, while the Terriers had only improved by seven points since halftime.
Soon after, the Terriers went nearly seven minutes without making a shot, before fitting in some points in the last few minutes.
As they trailed by more than 40 points, junior forward Darelle Porter made a three-pointer in the last 15 seconds to add the final points for the Terriers.
Sanabria recorded a game-high 10 points, in addition to one assist and one steal.
Junior guard/forward Gunnar Olafsson grabbed seven points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal. Hopkinson added five points, five rebounds, one assist and two steals.
Nichols led the Cavaliers to the victory with 11 points and three rebounds. Sophomore forward Jarred Reuter contributed another nine points and four rebounds.
Redshirt freshman forward Mamadi Diakite, junior guard Marial Shayok and senior guard London Perrantes netted eight points each. Perrantes also recorded three assists, while Shayok added another two.
The Terriers will be back in action Monday when they travel to Rhode Island to take on the Providence College Friars. The tip off begins at 6:30 pm in the college’s Dunkin’ Donuts Center.