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TEAM EFFORT SNAPS SKID AND LIFTS MEN'S HOOPS OVER JWU, 73-66

TEAM EFFORT SNAPS SKID AND LIFTS MEN'S HOOPS OVER JWU, 73-66

THE BASICS 

Score: Johnson & Wales University, 66; Emmanuel College, 73

Records: Johnson & Wales University Wildcats (7-7, 4-2 GNAC); Emmanuel College Saints (2-13, 1-5 GNAC)

Location: Boston, Mass. – Andy Yosinoff Court

Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

THE LEAD: Junior guard Joe Tamburro (South Windsor, Conn.) scored a season and game-high 25 points to help Emmanuel College snap an 11-game losing streak with a 73-66 win over Johnson & Wales University Tuesday evening in Great Northeast Athletic Conference men's basketball action on the Andy Yosinoff Court.

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Tamburro started the Saints off in the first minute of play scoring his first three points from behind the arc over a Wildcat defender.
  • Both teams battled back and forth for the next nine minutes before the Wildcats were able to extend their lead to a game-high seven points (21-14) off of a three-pointer made by Donovian Maxfield (York, Pa.).
  • The Saints battled back to stay within two before taking the lead at 30-28 on a made layup by Tamburro with four minutes to go in the opening half.
  • Johnson & Wales was able to take over the lead by the half with a pair of layups made by Bryan Hogan-Gary (Staten Island, N.Y.) and Randall Ferdinand (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) to give the visitors a 34-33 edge at the break.
  • Both teams continued to put on the pressure defensively into the second half with each team causing turnovers within the first three minutes of play.
  • Nate Patenude (Smithfield, R.I.) began to control the offensive board for the Wildcats to take the lead 38-37.
  • The teams battled back and forth for the next ten minutes of play before the Saints took the lead for good following a layup by senior captain Colin Cordero (Bolton, Conn.) at 41-39.
  • Emmanuel continued to extend their lead to eleven after a pair of free throws by Isaiah Ruffen (Haverhill, Mass.) with 8:32 to play in the contest.
  • The Saints kept control of the game for the next three minutes until Ferdinand took control of the Wildcat offense, closing the lead to five points (65-60) with 2:29 to play.
  • JWU was unable to get any closer and a pair of Cordero free throws down the stretch sealed the 73-66 win for EC.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

  • Tamburro led the scoring attack yet again for the Saints with a game-high 25 points, along with four assists and two rebounds.
  • Ferdinand shot 67.0 percent on the night leading the way for the Wildcats, scoring 22 points along with six rebounds and two assists.
  • The Saints outscored the Wildcats from the free throw line 14-8, getting to the line a total of 16 times.
  • Emmanuel's bench was able to contribute a total of 21 points, outscoring Johnson & Wales's bench by 12.

UP NEXT

  • The Wildcats host 19th ranked Wesleyan University this Thursday, January 18th at 7:30 PM. 
  • Emmanuel looks to remain in the win column visiting Suffolk University this Thursday, January 18th at 7:00PM in more GNAC action.