by Mary Lakhan
Thursday evening inside the Chace Athletic Center, the St. Francis Brooklyn Men’s Basketball Team (10-13, 4-7) fell to the Bryant University Bulldogs (11-12, 3-7) by a score of 60-73.
Early in the first half, the Terriers took a 13-4 lead over the bulldogs. On a 9-0 run, the Bulldogs would immediately tie the game at 13-13. At 7:06, they would take a six-point lead, 15-21, however on an 8-2 run the Terriers would tie the game 23-23. Thereafter, both teams went head to head to end the half 30-30.
In the second half, the Bulldogs immediately took a double-digit lead on a 16-2 run, 32-46. On a 7-0 run, the Terriers cut the lead to seven, 39-46. At 8:21 the Terriers lost junior guard Chauncey Hawkins as he recorded his fifth personal foul resulting in him being fouled out. Continuing with their game of basketball, the Bulldogs extended their lead as they took the contest 60-73.
Top performers from the Bulldogs were Juan Cardenas, Patrick Harding, Ikenna Ndugba, and Adam Grant.
Senior forward Juan Cardenas led his team with 18 points in 26 points. He also finished with seven rebounds, one assist, scored two perfect three-pointers, and landed six of seven shots at the free-throw line.
Sophomore forward Patrick Harding finished with a double-double in 23 minutes. He recorded 14 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, and one steal.
Redshirt junior guard Ikenna Ndugba finished with nine points in 25 minutes. He also finished with three rebounds, four assists, two steals, and landed five of six shots at the free-throw line.
Senior guard Adam Grant finished with six points in 32 minutes. He grabbed seven rebounds, one assist, and scored two of three shots at the free-throw line.
From the Terriers, top performers were Unique McLean, Rob Higgins, Yaradyah Evans, Milija Cosic, Chauncey Hawkins, and Christian Rohlehr.
Graduate guard Unique McLean finished with 15 points in 39 minutes. He grabbed four rebounds, recorded one block, two steals, scored two of four attempted three-pointers, and landed five of eight shots at the free-throw line.
Freshman guard Rob Higgins finished with eight points in 37 minutes. He grabbed one rebound, assisted in seven baskets, recorded one block, two steals, and scored two of eight three-pointers.
Junior forward Yaradyah Evans finished with eight points in 21 minutes. He grabbed three rebounds, assisted in one basket, recorded one basket, two steals, and scored two of seven attempted three-pointers.
Senior forward Milija Cosic and junior guard Chauncey Hawkins finished with a combined 13 points. Cosic recorded seven points, one rebound, one steal, and scored a lonesome three-pointer in 15 minutes. Hawkins tallied six points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals, and landed two perfect shots at the free-throw line in 26 minutes.
Senior center Christian Rohlehr finished with five points in 24 minutes. He grabbed six rebounds, assisted in one basket, recorded one block, and scored one of three shots at the free-throw line.
The Terriers will be back in action on Saturday, February 8, as they host the Mount St. Mary’s (MD) Mountaineers at the Pope Physical Education Center, Brooklyn Heights, NY. Game tips off at 4 p.m.