BOSTON, Mass--Monday night at Winsor Gym, the Wheelock College men's basketball team suffered an 73-52 loss to Suffolk University.
How it Happened: The Wildcats found themselves in a back and forth game from the get go. Freshman guard Erick Hernandez (Tampa, Fla.) lead the way for Wheelock scoring the first 7 points of the game. Junior guard Kadeem Apply (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.) hit a big three at 12:40 to give the Wildcats the 14-12 advantage. With the first half winding down, Apply was able hit yet another three to make the score 21-20 with 7:20 left. However, the Rams lead grew drastically, due to a 16-6 run, to close out the half, 36-26.
Wheelock started the second half strong with senior guard Kiwane Crowder (Milwaukee, Wisc.) sinking a jumper and three pointer to cut the Ram's lead. However, the balanced offensive attack by Suffolk proved to be too much and the Wildcats feel 73-52.
Who Stood Out: Wheelock scoring came primarily from two players, Kiwane Crowder had a 21-point performance and Kadeem Apply recorded 12 points off the bench and went 3-5 behind the arch. As a team, the Wildcats shot 30.4% from the field, 27.3% 3FG, and 75% (12-16) from the freethrow line.
The Rams were led by junior guard Michael Hagopian (Watertown, Mass.) who notched 17 points and went 3-6 from beyond the arch.
What It Means: With the loss, the Wildcats fall to 1-5 on the season while Rams improves to 3-4. Wheelock looks to bounce back quickly with two key matchups in the next five days.
Up Next: Wheelock hosts Thomas College on Tuesday evening in Boston, Mass. (Tip-off 7:30 p.m.)