WAUWATOSA, WI (February 20, 2019) - In an important game with playoff implications on the line, the Bryant & Stratton College men's basketball prevailed on the road at Milwaukee Area Technical College 74-65 to conclude the regular season.
The win improved the Bobcats to 23-7 overall and 17-2 in region play while MATC dropped to 25-5 overall (17-5 region).
Leading the way for the Bobcats was floor general Justin Brookens with a game-high 22 points, six assists and five rebounds.
To start the game MATC (Stomers) struck first as they broke out to a 15-6 lead in in the first eight minutes of play.
Looking for a much needed spark, Jingco pulled through for the Bobcats as he knocked down a pull up jump shot cutting the deficit to 15-8 with 11 minutes remaining in the half.
Battling back and forth over a three minute span, Bryant & Stratton continued to chip at the deficit as they trailed the Stormers 22-19 with eight minutes remaning before the break.
The first lead of the game for the Bobcats came with five minutes left in the half after Brookens converted on a tough layup through traffic to take a 28-26 edge.
At the break, Bryant & Stratton led MATC 36-30.
In the Bobcats first possession of the second half, it was Jingco who kept the momentum on the Bobcats side as he opened up the first minute of play with a jump shot giving the Bobcats an eight point edge.
By the midway point of the final half, Bryant & Stratton stretched their lead to 18 (60-42) after Brookens drilled a shot from long distance.
Dominating the second half, Brookens sunk a floater in the lane with two minutes remaining giving the Bobcats a 14 point (74-60) advantage to seal the deal on the game.
Bryant & Stratton shot 45.9% from the field and 36.0% from beyond the arc to the Stormers 33.3% shooting which included just 9.0% (2-22) from distance.
The win gave the Bryant & Stratton men's basketball team their best overall record in program history.
Seeding for the regional playoffs will take place on Sunday and the schedule will be released immediately after the dates and times are finalized.
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