Strong second half leads Brock men's basketball over Waterloo 72-68
WATERLOO, Ont. - The Brock university men's basketball team (6-10 OUA West) scored 54 second half points in a come from behind 72-68 victory over the Waterloo Warriors Wednesday night on the road.
The Badgers were cold in the opening half, shooting just 24% from the field including 1-for-15 from beyond the arc.
Brock trailed 18-14 early in the second quarter. The Warriors put together a 14-4 run over the next nine minutes leading 32-18 after 20 minutes.
In the third quarter, Waterloo led 39-23 with 7:37 remaining. The Badgers would go on a 9-0 run over the next minute and a half cutting the lead to seven, 39-32 with six minutes left. In the final three minutes of the third, the Badgers would score eight straight points, trailing by one after three quarters, 47-46.
To open the fourth quarter, Waterloo drained their first four shots taking a 56-49 lead with 7:32 left in regulation. Over the next three minutes, Brock would answer back with an 11-2 run taking a 60-58 lead with four minutes remaining.
In the final 15 seconds, Jameson Tipping (Orangeville, Ont.) knocked down six straight free throws to secure the victory.
Leading the Badgers offense was senior Mark Gibson (Toronto, Ont.) who registered the double-double adding 21 points and 11 rebounds. Tipping contributed with 18 points and nine rebounds while senior Tshing Kasamba (St. Catharines, Ont.) chipped in with 16 points including four three-pointers.
Waterloo's Jaspreet Gill led all scorers registering 27 points and 10 rebounds. Kyrie Coleman chipped in with 17 points in the loss.
For the game, the Badgers shot 40.3% (27-for-67) from the field, 25.9% (7-for-27) from three-point land and 64.7% (11-for-17) from the charity stripe.
The Warriors shot 48.2% (27-for-56) from the field, 25.0% (5-for-20) from beyond the arc and 81.8% (90-for-11) from the free throw line.
The Badgers return to action Saturday afternoon when they travel to Windsor to take on the first place Lancers.