Men’s Basketball Bounces Back With First Conference Win at Slippery Rock

11/19/2017 | Men’s Basketball | Box Score
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – For the second time in the last two days, senior Ethan Ridgeway led the Kutztown University men’s basketball team in scoring, and KU bounced back for its first loss of the season the day before to defeat Slippery Rock University 86-72 Sunday afternoon at Morrow Field House in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) action.

The Golden Bears (3-1 overall, 1-1 PSAC) won their first conference game, one day after suffering their first setback of the season, falling 89-87 on Saturday at California (Pa.).

Ridgeway tallied 30 points and added nine assists in the win over the Rock, topping the 30-point mark for the second straight game, after scoring a career-high 40 points versus the Vulcans. He went 11-for-11 at the free-throw line and is 25-of-26 (96.0%) at the charity stripe this season.

Anthony Lee recorded 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the field, and also came away with

five steals, tying a career-high. He connected on 5-of-5 free throws as the Golden Bears as a team went 16-for-16 at the line, with only Ridgeway and Lee getting to the line.

Slippery Rock (2-2, 0-2) led by as much as seven (11-4) early in the first half, and after a 20-14 advantage with 11:19 to go until halftime, KU climbed back into it and eventually took its first lead of the game (25-24) on a Dan Cuevas layup with 7:07 to go.

The Maroon and Gold finished last 3:50 of the first half on an 11-6 run to take a 40-34 lead into halftime.

The Rock cut their deficit to three early on in the second half and trailed 42-39 at the 18:02 mark, but after that point Kutztown turned up the heat and grabbed a double-digit lead with 9:41 remaining.

KU forced Slippery Rock into 25 turnovers.

Cuevas and Moe Williams both finished in double-figures in points, scoring 12 points and 10 points respectively. Cuevas added six rebounds and Williams had seven rebounds, five steals, three assists and two blocks.

Max Wagner finished with five points and three rebounds and Oenis Medina contributed four points in the win.

Kutztown has a nine-day break until its next game when it travels to take on Jefferson University Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m.

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