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Men’s hoop defeats Western New England College

The Suffolk University men’s basketball team played an outstanding match against a fierce Western New England College. After a tough fight the Rams would seal the victory 95-84. Certainly the team from Western New England did not expect the Rams to take the victory, but it might not have considered the fact that Suffolk has improved tremendously since last year.

Not only have the recruits strengthen the team, but players like Matt Powers, Adam Chick and Caleb Unni have really come forward this season and produced impressive results, improving their game in a great way. Junior forward Adam Kaplan spoke about his team:

“We have a very great team. Everybody is great. The team is strong.”

Suffolk came out on the court ready to play from the start and took the lead in the first half with a score of 44-39. Even though Western New England tried to dominate the match as hard as it could, it simply could not keep up with the rampaging Rams.

Suffolk did not intend to slow down at any time and continued the domination in the second half of the dramatic match. After a close battle with plenty of great jump shots and layups. With 2:30 left in the game the Rams were leading by only four points and it was time to keep calm and the focus. For a moment WNE was back in the game looking to win, but then Suffolk put an end to the game with an amazing run. A win like this really boosts a team’s confidence.

Photo courtesy of Suffolk Athletics

Junior Sam Nwadike was the big star of the game with 30 points and five assists. Matt Powers was a huge force for the Rams as well with 25 points and two assists.

On Sunday Nov. 17 Suffolk took on Bard College and lost in a very close battle 85-75. Tuesday Suffolk looked to get back on the wonderful winning way track against an always-tough Eastern Nazarene College. In the first half Eastern Nazarene was the most dominant taking home the first half 43-33. The second half was much closer as the Rams started to take over the game in great periods.

Unfortunately in the end it was not enough for the Rams who lost the second half by only four points and the match was lost 90-76.

Even though the Rams lost these two matches, there are still a lot of positive elements in the team. One of those elements is the arrival and domination of newly recruited Sam Nwadike who has been outstanding for the team. Nwadike recently earned the GNAC weekly honor roll for his successful week. The Rams will be back in action on Sat. Nov. 23 against Daniel Webster College.

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