Men’s basketball falls short to Case Western

February 2, 2018

The Brandeis men’s basketball team suffered a loss to Case Western Reserve University 89-58 in the first of two home games this weekend. It was a tough loss, but credit must be given to the Case Western Spartans who connected on 18 three-point shots during the game. The Judges’ record fell to 4-13, while Case Western’s record improved to 9-8 for the year.

Despite the loss, the Judges saw encouraging offensive results from new Brandeis players. First-year Lawrence Sabir ’21 scored 13 points in 23 minutes, adding four rebounds and two assists. Corey Sherman ’19, a junior transfer from Dickinson College, put up 12 points in 22 minutes off the bench while grabbing six rebounds.

Next up for the Judges was a match up against another UAA (University Athletic Conference) opponent, Carnegie Mellon University on Sunday, Jan. 28 at home. Carnegie Mellon arrived at Brandeis’ Red Auerbach arena with a record of 3-14, 0-6 in UAA play.

The men’s basketball team picked up a much needed win against Carnegie Mellon University with the Judges winning 87-79. Bolstering a strong offensive performance, five Judges scored 14 or more points. After trailing by six at halftime, the Judges outscored their opponents by fourteen points in the second half.

Despite being behind by 10 points early in the second half, center Latye Workman ’18 went to work, scoring seven points a 9-0 run for the Judges to cut the deficit. With 11:39 remaining in the game, Eric D’Aguanno ’20 nailed a three-pointer to give the Judges the lead—a lead they would not rescind for the remainder of the game.

Starter Chandler Jones ’21 provided a spark for the Judges’ offense, scoring 18 points while grabbing 10 rebounds. Workman added 17 points and pulled in six rebounds, while D’Aguanno poured in 14 points in 26 minutes off the bench.

The Judges will head to Ohio for a rematch against Case Western Reserve University on Friday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m.

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