BOSTON, Mass. - The Thomas College Terriers (4-3) slipped past the Wheelock Wildcats (1-6) at Winsor Gym with a final score of 78-61.
How It Happened: The first half was a back-and-forth game as both teams stayed within four points of each other. The largest lead in the first half was four points as the Terriers went into the locker room with a 34-30 lead.
Thomas College came out of the gate strong in the second half with 16-4 run capped off with six points by senior forward John Morgan (Sanford, Maine). Wheelock would respond with their own 15-4 run to close the gap to 54-49 with 9:47 left in the game. Five points would be the closest the Wildcats would get as Thomas College pulled away as the time expired.
Wheelock's bench led the way for the Wildcats scoring 32 points, including 14 points from Blake McNamara (Rutland, Mass.) and 13 points from Kadeem Apply (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.). Thomas College won the rebounding battle 53-38 and out shot the Wildcats 44.9% to 29.2%.
Who Stood Out: Senior Blake McNamara had a break out game with his 14 points coming off 5 for 10 shooting and making two of five from the 3-point arc. Kadeem Apply continued his hot shooting by making two 3-point attempts and finishing with 13 points. Apply is now shooting 46.2% from three and is averaging a career best 12.7 points per game.
What It Means: The Wildcats dropped two games this week, but they continued to get points from new players. With the added scoring from McNamara, Wheelock looks to get back on track this weekend.
Up Next: Wheelock travels to Framingham State on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.