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Redshirt sophomore guard Glenn Sanabria scored a game-high 21 points in the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers men’s basketball team’s 65-58 loss the Saint Peter’s Peacocks Friday afternoon.
The at home loss puts the Terriers at (2-11). The visitors improved (5-6).
After the Terriers were able to stay close for most of the first half, they trailed their opponent 32-27 at halftime.
“We tried, we played hard, we made some mistakes,” Head Coach Glenn Braica said in a post-game interview. “We got to move the ball better, we got to make some foul shots.”
After remaining close to the Peacocks for the first ten minutes of the second half, a layup by Terriers senior guard Yunus Hopkinson tied the game 41-41.
Peacocks senior Quadir Welton then broke the tie and the Terriers trailed for the rest of the game.
Braica explained that a major setback was the fact that the Terriers are still young and developing, while the opponent had several strong seniors on the court.
“We got a lot of young guys that are learning and they have a couple seniors that played really well,” Braica told SFC Today.
In addition to his 21 points, Sanabria recorded four rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Gunnar Olafsson and Keon Williams added nine points each. Williams also dished out seven rebounds. Olafsson totaled six rebounds.
For the Peacocks, senior guard Trevis Whyche led with 20 points, three rebounds and two assists.
Welton added another 17 points, 14 rebounds and one assist.
Sophomore guard Antwon Portley dished out nine points, three rebounds and three assists.
“We just got to keep fighting,” Braica said. “Now we’re going into the league at (0-0). We got to see what we can do.”
The Terriers will host the (3-9) Bryant Bulldogs Thursday for the first conference game. The men will tip off in the Generoso Pope Athletic Complex at 4 pm.