Men’s Basketball Falls to Ave Maria, 99-72

Men’s Basketball Falls to Ave Maria, 99-72

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AVE MARIA, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2019)
– The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's basketball team (2-17, 2-10 TSC) fell to the (rv) Ave Maria Gyrenes (15-7, 8-4 TSC), 99-72, on Thursday night.

Six Wildcats reached double-figures in scoring led by junior Sidney Alcena, who recorded 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the floor. Junior Michael Stuart hit three treys and was a perfect 4-of-4 from the free-throw line to pour in 13 points on the night. Sophomore Jordan Martin added 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting while registering a team-high four steals versus the Gyrenes. Freshmen Tristan Stephens and Dwayne Adams contributed 11 points apiece while senior Jacknelson Joseph posted 10 points with a team-best seven rebounds.

JWU finished the contest shooting 43.3 percent from the floor (26-of-60) and made 7-of-27 attempts from 3-point range (25.9 percent). Ave Maria hit on 62.3 percent of its shots (38-of-61) and was 59.1 percent from downtown (13-of-22).

The Gyrenes outrebounded the Wildcats, 32-28, with both teams recording five offensive boards.

JWU will host the No. 13-ranked Southeastern Fire on Saturday, January 26. Game time is slated for 4:00 p.m.