Second-Half Surge Not Enough as JWU Falls to Webber International, 74-67

Second-Half Surge Not Enough as JWU Falls to Webber International, 74-67

BABSON PARK, Fla. (Jan. 13, 2018) – Trailing by as many as 17 points in the second half, the Johnson & Wales men's basketball team (4-15, 2-7 TSC) used a 24-7 run to tie the game but could not take the lead as the Wildcats fell to the Webber International Warriors (7-8, 4-5 TSC), 74-67, on Saturday afternoon.

A pair of free throws by Gino Fils-Aime tied the game at 62-all with 4:17 left in the contest. However, the Warriors used an 8-0 run to retake the lead and hand the Wildcats their third-straight loss.

Isa Brandon led all Wildcats with his 10th double-double of the season, scoring 12 points and grabbing 15 rebounds versus WIU. Of his 15 boards, eight were collected on the offense side. He also registered three blocks. JWU's leading scorer was Jack Joseph, who posted 21 points on 7-of-18 shooting from the field, including five treys. Fils-Aime added 15 points on 5-of-13 shooting and dished out five assists.

JWU finished the game, shooting 34.3 percent from the floor (24-of-70) and 30.8 percent from 3-point range (12-of-39). The Wildcats had some trouble at the free-throw line converting 58.3 percent of their attempts in the contest (7-of-12). Weber International finished the day, shooting 41.8 percent from the floor (23-of-55) while making 10-of-17 3-point buckets (58.8 percent). The Warriors also had their own problems at the charity stripe, converting 18-of-28 (64.3 percent) in the contest.

The Wildcats will travel to Thomasville, Georgia, to face the Thomas Night Hawks on Thursday, January 18. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.