Men’s Basketball Heats Up in Second Half for CACC Win Over Concordia, 96-85

Men’s Basketball Heats Up in Second Half for CACC Win Over Concordia, 96-85

PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) men's basketball team (12-9, 7-3 CACC) defeated the Concordia Clippers (8-11, 2-8 CACC) on Sunday evening in a CACC matchup by a final of 96-85.

It marks the second time on the season that the Rams put up 90-plus points and the first since a 103-81 win over Bridgeport back on Nov. 26.

Senior Kaison Randolph dropped a game-high 28 points on 9-of-18 shooting with five made three-pointers. The senior also went 5-of-6 from the free-throw line and notched seven rebounds and two assists.

Freshman Alexander Gorton put up 23 points with six made three-pointers. The freshman also recorded six rebounds and three assists.

Sophomore Prince Hickson notched a double-double off the bench with 10 points and 11 boards in 25 minutes.

Sophomore Kylan Guerra scored 16 points with eight assists and five rebounds.

Sophomore Josh Bradanese shot 4-of-7 with three made three-pointers for 11 points in 15 minutes of action.

Senior Yevgen Sakhniuk went 4-of-7 for eight points and seven rebounds.

The Rams owned a 45-40 advantage at halftime. Gorton scored 17 of his 23 in the first half while Randolph put up 13. Concordia led for a majority of the first half in the back and forth period before the Rams scored the final 8 of 12 to take the five-point lead at the break.

Jefferson shot 58.8% in the second half to put up 51 points across the final 20 minutes. Randolph dropped 15 in the final 20 minutes while Guerra had 13 and Hickson had 11.

Concordia took the lead 52-51 with 16 minutes to play in the second half after starting the half on a 12-6 run.

Jefferson took the lead for the final time when Randolph made a three with 15:28 to play to make it 54-52.

The Rams went up by as many as 14 with 2:34 left on the clock before holding on for the 96-85 victory.

Jefferson Men's Basketball returns to action at Chestnut Hill on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m.