Men's Basketball drops 74-63 decision to Acadia
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - In their final pre-season action before the start of the OUA regular season, the Brock men's basketball team (4-3 overall) dropped a 74-63 decision to the Acadia Axemen Sunday afternoon at the Bob Davis Gymnasium.
With less than a minute left in the third quarter, Brock trailed 52-39 before the Axemen went on a 15-4 run over the next six minutes to take a commanding 67-43 lead with 5:26 left in regulation. The Badgers would rally late, answering with a 15-2 run of their own over the next three minutes, but that would be as close as they would come as Acadia came away with the 11-point road victory.
The Axemen had three starters in double figures led by Anthony Sears who recorded a game high 19 points. Justin Boutilier contributed with 14 points and nine rebounds with Owen Klassen rounding out the Acadia leaders chipping in with 10 points.
Junior Mark Gibson (Toronto, Ont.) led the Badgers with 14 points and four rebounds. Freshman Jermel Pierre (Whitby, Ont.) contributed with a career high 10 points in five minutes off the bench including 2-for-3 from beyond the arc. Andrew Kraus (Markham, Ont.), Brian Nahimana (London, Ont.) and Anto Raic (Welland, Ont.) all added eight points each in the loss.
Acadia shot 46.8% (29-for-62) from the field including 53.8% (7-for-13) from beyond the arc. The Badgers were held to just 36.1% (26-for-72) from the field which included a dismal 25.0% (7-for-28) from three-point range.
The Badgers open the 2o10-11 OUA regular season on the road November 5th and 6th against Ottawa and Carleton.