Charlotte, NC - After an extended break from action, JWU Men's Basketball Team returned to the court for a home match against Webber International University. The Wildcats outlasted the Warriors in the end, 83-77.
JWU (3-3) dominated the first half, seeing their lead grow to 17 points. WIU (4-5) battled back in the second half and was able to tie the game at 77-77 with 38 seconds remaining. The Wildcats, though, used six made free throws in the waning seconds to seal the game.
Head Coach Dan Larkin was proud of the team's resolve under pressure: "Tonight was the first time this season we were able to close out a close game down the stretch. We're growing. We understand the process and it is about going through it together and continuing to get better as a team. Proud of our guys."
Majerle Poole led the Wildcats with 20 points, followed by Robert Hobson with 17. Malik Bullock (12) and Kajuan Madden-McAfee (11) rounded out the double-digit scorers for Johnson & Wales. Madden-McAfee also chipped in 4 assists and 6 rebounds. For the game, JWU outrebounded the Warriors 43-36. Poole led the Wildcats with 8 rebounds.
JWU returns to the court on Nov. 28 at Clinton College for a 7:00 pm tip-off.