Men's Basketball Tops Morris 80-78 to Snap Skid

Men's Basketball Tops Morris 80-78 to Snap Skid

Charlotte, N.C. - The Johnson & Wales men's basketball team snapped a nine-game losing streak on Saturday, holding off NAIA foe Morris College 80-78 at the Wildcat Center.

Robert Hobson and Malik Bullock each scored 16 points for Johnson & Wales (3-9) to lead the way.

Majerle Poole and Alcyone Moore each added 14 points on the night while Kajuan Madden-McAfee chipped in with 11 points for the Wildcats.

Johnson & Wales led nearly the entire way and held an 11-point second half lead, but gradually allowed Morris to get back into the game.  A pair of free throws by Frederick Brown gave Morris a 74-72 lead with 2:45 remaining, their first lead since midway through the first half.

The Wildcats quickly responded with a three-pointer by Madden-McAfee and a dunk by Poole to reestablish the lead and send Johnson & Wales on its way to victory.

Russell led Morris with 15 points on the afternoon.

Johnson & Wales will resume play on Tuesday when it hosts Bob Jones University at the Wildcat Center.  Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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