Newport News, VA - The JWU men's basketball team hit the road to play EMAC rival The Apprentice School on Wednesday. The game featured two of the USCAA's best programs with the Builders coming into the game ranked #9 in the latest USCAA D1 Coaches Poll and JWU appearing at #10 in the D2 poll. The tight affair did not disappoint, and in the end the Wildcats returned home with the 89-82 victory.
The Wildcats (5-6) were out-rebounded 44-36 and outscored from the free throw line by 9 points, but used an 18 point advantage on three-pointers to earn the win over the Builders (7-6). JWU went 9-18 from the three-point line in the second half.
"I was really proud of our team's execution tonight. We were able to take them out of what they wanted to do offensively and get stops," commented Head Coach Dan Larkin after the contest. "Our team never stopped believing in one another these last few weeks and it showed tonight."
Robert Hobson led the team with 24 points to go with his 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Majerle Poole tallied 16 points and paced the team with 9 rebounds. Kajuan Madden-McAfee added 14 points and Christian Creswell chipped in 10 points for the game.
JWU takes on their fourth NCAA D1 opponent of the season on Friday, Dec. 21 when they travel to Charleston Southern for a 7:30 pm tip-off.