MBB: Badgers defeat Waterloo 73-60 on Senior Day
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – The Brock University men's basketball team (10-12 OUA West) ended the regular season with a 73-60 home victory over the Waterloo Warriors Saturday afternoon at the Bob Davis Gymnasium. With the victory, Brock clinches fifth place in the OUA West Division.
Prior to the game, the Badgers honoured three graduating seniors Andrew Ferguson (St. Catharines, Ont.), Jay Fleming (St. Catharines, Ont.), Andrew Kraus (Markham, Ont.) and student assistant coach Luc Stevenson.
The Badgers opened the game with an 11-2 run over the first three minutes. The visiting Warriors answered with a 17-3 run over the final six minutes leading 19-17 after one quarter.
The teams would exchange baskets for the majority of the second quarter with junior Didi Mukendi (St. Cathartines, Ont.) knocking down a three at the buzzer to bring the Badgers within one 37-36 at the half.
Waterloo would extend their lead to three 55-52 after three quarters. With the score tied 60-60, Brock would go on a 13-0 run over the final six minutes of regulation on route to the 13-point victory.
Brock had all five starters in double figures led by Mukendi who registered a game-high 20 points including a season-high five three-pointers. He also added eight rebounds and three assists.
Kraus contributed with 15 points and five assists while becoming the 10th player in school history to record 250 career assists. Ferguson registered a double-double finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Fleming and Mark Gibson (Toronto, Ont.) both chipped in with 10 points and five rebounds each in the victory.
Leading Waterloo were Zach Angelini and Andrew Melbourne who added 15 and 12 points respectively in the loss.
For the game, Brock shot 37.5% (24-for-64) from the field and 35.1% (13-for-37) from beyond the arc. Waterloo shot 35.9% (23-for-64) from the field and were 6-for-20 (30.0%) from three-point range.
The Badgers will travel to Windsor Wednesday, February 22nd to take on the Lancers in the OUA West 1/4 Finals.