Men’s Basketball Falls at Post on Saturday

Men’s Basketball Falls at Post on Saturday

WATERBURY, Conn. – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) men's basketball team (11-8, 6-2 CACC) fell to the Post Eagles (5-11, 4-4 CACC) on Saturday in Waterbury, Conn. by an 81-65 final.

Though the Rams held a 10-point lead at halftime, Post's strong shooting second half proved too much to overcome.

Senior Yevgen Sakhniuk scored a game-high 26 points behind 12-of-19 shooting along with seven rebounds.

Senior Kaison Randolph scored 14 points on the afternoon with two blocks.

Freshman Alexander Gorton chipped in 10 points and seven rebounds with a steal.

Sophomore Kylan Guerra notched nine points, eight rebounds and four assists while Josh Bradanese had six points and seven boards.

Jefferson shot 50.0% (16-of-32) in the first half to take a 37-27 lead into halftime. Sakhniuk scored over half of the team's points with 20 in the opening 20 minutes. The senior transfer made nine of his 13 attempts to lead Jefferson.

Making adjustments at halftime, Post came out to outscore Jefferson 54-28 in the second half. The Eagles connected on 16-of-25 in the final 20 minutes to shoot 64.0% from the floor as a team. After not attempting a free throw in the first half, the Eagles hit 17-of-21 from the charity strike in the second half alone as the Rams got in foul trouble.

As a team, Jefferson shot 40.9% (27-of-66) in the loss. The starting unit played all but six minutes in the loss.

Jefferson Men's Basketball now plays at Wilmington (Del.) on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. following the women's 6 p.m. tip.