MIDDLETOWN, CONN – The Men's basketball team traveled to Wesleyan University for the Herb Kenny Tip-of Tournament this weekend where they lost the opening game of the weekend against the Hosts 74-61.
For Anna Maria sophomore forward Mike Rapoza (Charlton, Mass) scored a season-high and game-high 20 points while also pulling down a game-high eight rebounds. Also posting double digit points for the AMCATS was sophomore guard Bobby Perette (Marshfield, Mass) who grabbed 16 of his own off the bench as he went five-of-eight from the field.
On the other side of the ball the Cardinals junior guard Jordan Bonner (Houston, Texas) scored 19 of Wesleyans 71. The Cards also received double digit nights from senior forward JR Bascom (Edina, Minn) and senior forward Nathan Krill (Saint Helena, Calif) who each posted 11 points of their own.
The AMCATS were able to keep the score close in the first half staying within three until the closing minutes of the half where the Cardinals went on a 13-4 run to end the half. Wesleyan then scored seven unanswered points to open the second half. Just five minutes in to the second half the margin was 19 points. Anna Maria got back within seven at one point but that would be the closest they would get as the Cardinals won by 13, 74-61.
With the loss to Wesleyan Anna Maria will take on Salve Regina in the tournaments consolation game at 1pm on Saturday from Middletown, Conn.
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