Team Effort Lands PhilaU 75-61 Win at Holy Family

Nick Christian
Nick Christian

Philadelphia, PA- The Philadelphia University men's basketball team (9-5, 4-1 CACC) won their fourth-straight contest in a 75-61 victory at Holy Family University (4-13, 2-5 CACC) on Saturday afternoon at HFU's Campus Center.

Leading the way for the Rams was sophomore guard Jim Connolly who had a game-high 13 rebounds, along with a team-best 15 points.  HFU was led by Khiry Hankins with a game-high 17 points. 

PhilaU took some time to get warmed up, shooting 32% from the floor in the first half (to HFU's 50%) and trailed 35-32 at the break.

The second half was a different story as the Rams more than made up the difference on 56% shooting as six of the eight players scored in double digits, including junior forward Corey Francisco (13 points, 8 rebounds) and junior center Temi Adebayo (13 points, 3 blocks). 

In what was truly a team-effort, the Rams out-rebounded the Tigers 47-27 and only turned the ball over six times.  PhilaU freshman guard Nick Christian had a solid outing (12 points, six rebounds), and both senior forward Ola Sasona and junior forward J.J. Gundry put up 11 points on the day.

Next up for PhilaU will be a home contest on Wednesday (1/19) vs. Chestnut Hill College, a team the Rams beat earlier in the season, a 74-71 road game.