Adams’ Career-High 21 Not Enough as JWU Falls to Thomas, 81-75

Adams’ Career-High 21 Not Enough as JWU Falls to Thomas, 81-75

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THOMASVILLE, Ga. (Nov. 17, 2018)
– Despite a career-high 21 points by freshman Dwayne Adams, the Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's basketball team (0-5, 0-2 TSC) dropped an 81-75 decision to the Thomas Night Hawks (4-1, 2-0 TSC) on Saturday afternoon from the TU Gymnasium.

The Wildcats trailed by six at the half and were unable to overcome that deficit in the final 20 minutes. Both teams scored 47 points in the second half, resulting in the 81-75 win for the Night Hawks.

Adams drained eight buckets, including two from long range for the first 20-point game of his JWU career. It also marked the third-straight contest the native of Miami reached double-digits in scoring and his fourth of the season. Adams also grabbed a team-high-tying seven rebounds and led the Wildcats with five assists. Also scoring in double-figures were juniors Sidney Alcena (15 points) and Willem Vermylen (10 points). Vermylen registered seven rebounds to tie Adams for the team high.

The Wildcats shot just 37.0 percent in the first half (10-of-27) and used a 50.0-percent performance in the second half (17-of-34) to finished the afternoon with a shooting percentage of 44.3 percent. The Night Hawks finished the game shooting 42.1 percent from the floor and was 9-of-20 from 3-point range (45.0 percent). The Wildcats connected on 12 shots from downtown, finishing the day shooting 38.7 percent from 3-point land.

TU held a 44-35 advantage in rebounding and got the line 27 more times than JWU, make 24 attempts from the free-throw line.

JWU will take on the Florida National Conquistadors on Tuesday, November 20. Game time from Bucky Dent Gym is set for 8:00 p.m.