Men’s Basketball Ends Four Game Losing Streak

The Brooklyn College Men’s Basketball team ended its four-game losing streak on Wednesday night at the West Quad Center, as the Bulldogs defeated the Hawks of Hunter College by a score of 79-65 in City of University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) action. With the win, BC improves to 4-10 overall on the season and 2-5 in the CUNYAC, while Hunter drops to 7-8 overall on the year and 3-4 in conference play.                                                         Brooklyn held the hot shooting hand in the first half, going 18-for-36 (50.0%) from the field and 6-for-11 (54.5%) from three, to take a 13-point, 46-33, halftime advantage. At 16:07 left in the first half, the Bulldogs used a 17-1 run to go ahead by 12, 22-10, at the 11:35 mark to seize control of the game. Sophomore Egzon Gjonbalaj and junior Steven Diaz combined to score 13 of the 17 points to spark the run. BC would eventually lead by as many as 18, 44-26, with 2:12 remaining before the intermission break.

Brooklyn would lead by double digits through the entire second half. The Bulldogs would lead by as many as 21, 69-48, with 8:13 left in the game en route to taking home its 79-65 victory. For the game, BC shot 47.5% (29-61) from the field and 50.0% (10-20) from beyond the arc. The Bulldogs also shot 64.7% (11-17) from the free throw line. Hunter shot 34.4% (21-61) from the field and 30.8% (4-13) from three. The Hawks also shot 65.5% (19-29) from the charity stripe.

Brooklyn had five players score in double figures led by Gist’s 14 points, to go along with seven assists.
Hunter was led Terrhon Vaughn with 10 points and Bryan Silvera grabbed 11 rebounds for the Hawks. (From the BC website.)  Hunter’s top scorer Frankie Drayton who is scoring at 21.5ppg is near the top of the country, He did not play but BC won handily that one player usually would not make that much of a difference from his replacement.   As an observer of only this one game it would look like BC should be better than their record. They had nice picks for good outside shooters. They had good inside passing. They have height, blocked shots and a tough pressing defense.  They shot 50% from threes, double the rebounds and had 8 blocked shots.

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