Men’s basketball drops two over the long weekend

January 19, 2018

The men’s basketball team continued their University Athletic Conference (UAA) play with a 84-56 loss in the first of two road games to Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) this past Friday. After a difficult first half, the Judges faced a 20-point deficit to the number six team in the country ending with a score of 43-23. The Judges were able to turn it around for a solid second half that served as a building block for their upcoming games but took the loss against the WashU Bears.

The Judges began the second half strong going on a 14-3 run to cut the WashU lead to eleven points. However, the Bears showed why they have earned the number six spot in the nation as they responded with a 13-3 run to put the game out of reach.

Senior Nate Meehan ’18 shinned for the Judges coming off the bench to score a team high twelve points. The Judges anchor in the center, senior Latye Workman ’18, put together a solid game, scoring eleven points while adding two rebounds, an assist and a steal.

Following a tough loss to WashU two days prior, the Judges bounced back with a solid effort in a loss to the University of Chicago Maroons 77-67 on Sunday afternoon. Despite the loss, there were many bright spots for the Judges. Rookies Chandler Jones ’21 and Lawrence Sabir ’21 put together strong performances. Jones, who played a career high 36 minutes, scored eleven points, grabbed eight rebounds, and dished out three assists. Sabir, who notched 30 minutes of play, poured in thirteen points, going a perfect 2-2 from the three point line while adding four assists.

A close game at the half (the Judges trailed 39-34), the Maroons pulled away in the second half as their lead ballooned to as many as 17 points in the second half. Despite falling by ten points, the loss marked the first time this season that all five Judge starters scored more than 10 points—a positive sign as they look to close out the season in strong fashion.
Next up for the Judges is a matchup at home against the University of Rochester on Friday, Jan. 19 at 8 p.m.

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