Men's basketball upended by Holy Family 73-51

Men's basketball upended by Holy Family 73-51

PHILADELPHIA – Forward Peter Alexis (Wilkes-Barre, Pa./Holy Redeemer) recorded 20 points and 14 rebounds, both game highs, for the Philadelphia University men's basketball team in a 73-51 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) loss to Holy Family Wednesday night in the Campus Center.

Philadelphia is now 3-4 overall and 1-1 in CACC play. Holy Family, who never trailed during the contest, improves to 5-1 overall, 2-0 against the conference.

Forward Kaison Randolph (Trenton, N.J./Pennington Prep) and guard Andre Gibbs (Smyrna, Del./Smyrna) added eight points each. The eight points for Randolph is a career high.

Holy Family opened the game with a 7-1 run, which included four of Derrick Stewart's nine points. A 6-2 run capped by an Alexis layup at the 9:20 mark brought the Rams within 11-9.

After Holy Family established a 16-9 lead with 6:57 left in the half, Philadelphia would outscore the Tigers 8-2 over a 3:56 stretch to get as close as 18-17. The Tigers ended the half with a 7-2 surge to take a 25-19 halftime lead.

Holy Family sealed the game early in the second half with a 15-2 run, thanks to a 5-of-6 effort from the 3-point line, to open up a 44-25 lead.

Reggie Charles led the Tigers with 19 points, while Isaiah Gans poured in 18 points. Both players hit four 3-pointers.

Holy Family shot 47.5 percent (28-of-59) from the field, including 37.9 percent (11-of-29) from three. The Rams posted a 36.1 shooting percentage. (22-of-61). The Tigers owned a 39-35 rebounding edge.

Philadelphia heads to Felician for a CACC clash on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 1:30 p.m.