Men’s basketball wins at first home game

by Elana Garay

Benedictine’s men’s basketball won their first home when they played against Wheaton College last Tuesday night. This is the second win in a row in the men’s basketball season so far.
“Our game versus Wheaton felt like a rivalry game with them having beat us the last three years but it was a great team win to stay undefeated,” said senior Luke Johnson.
Benedictine fell behind in the beginning of the first half until they surpassed Wheaton by 17-16 for a short while. Slowly Benedictine worked their way to overscore their opponent as the first half continued to progress.
Both teams tied at 29 points and Benedictine held the lead with the last three minutes of the first half after that tie. The score at the end of the first half was 39-37. Benedictine continued to hold the lead throughout the second half. Benedictine progressed into the lead by 10 points, 50-40, at 16 minutes into the second half.
The final score became 76-61 with 12 seconds left in the second half with the last three pointer made by junior Michael Blaszczyk. “
Wheaton is another great program so winning was a great way for us to start off on the right foot in our first home game. We hope our students continue to show support at our games!” said junior Adam Reynolds.
The following game for men’s basketball, before the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) start, will be on November 25 against Elmhurst College on campus at the Dan and Ada Rice Center at 8 p.m.