SCAC Men's Basketball Recap - Week Five

SCAC Men's Basketball Recap - Week Five

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Johnson & Wales and Colorado College opened the league portion of the 2018-19 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference schedule to highlight a light week of men's basketball action with four of nine teams idle to focus on exams. 

JWU (8-2, 1-0) defeated CC (4-6, 0-1), 84-60, on the road last Tuesday behind 21 points and 11 rebounds from senior Jontrell Herman. After falling behind by nine and only scoring two points through the opening six and a half minutes of play, JWU closed out the half with 38 points over the final 13 minutes to open a 13-point lead at intermission en route to victory. Johnson & Wales kept busy with three non-conference games during the week, posting a 2-1 record in those contests which included wins over Caltech and Chapman. Colorado College finished the week, 0-3, following its loss to JWU with non-conference losses to Nebraska Wesleyan and Grinnell. 
 
Texas Lutheran (3-4) split a pair of non-conference games last week, defeating Concordia on Monday, 79-77, before falling to Mary Hardin-Baylor on Wednesday. In the win, Jacob Kouremetis nailed a pair of three-point field goals in the final minute, including the game-winning three with just 14 seconds left to finish with a game-high 22 points to lead the Bulldogs. 
 
In other non-conference action, Dallas (1-6) dropped its lone contests of the week, falling to St. Thomas, 108-60. Southwestern (3-5) returned to the hardwood for the first time this month, losing a pair of games in California, falling to George Fox on Friday and Lewis & Clark on Saturday. 
 
This week features a light schedule, highlighted by four conference contests as Johnson & Wales and Colorado College hit the road to face Texas Lutheran and Southwestern over the weekend. 

For links to box scores and recaps from all of last week's season-opening action, click below: 

This Week's Leaders:

Points/game (25.5): Jontrell Herman, Johnson & Wales (Denver)
Rebounds/game (9.0): Jontrell Herman, Johnson & Wales (Denver)
Assists/game (8.0): Nathan Josephs, Texas Lutheran
Steals/game (5.3): Jontrell Herman, Johnson & Wales (Denver)
Blocks/game (2.0): Jordan Miles, Johnson & Wales (Denver)
*FG percentage (73.3): Harris Jowell, Texas Lutheran (11-15)
+FT percentage (100.0): Jai Love, Dallas (4-4)
#3FG percentage (83.3): Alex Cage, Texas Lutheran (5-6)

*minimum of 4 FGs made per game
+minimum of 2.5 FTs made per game
#minimum of 1.5 3FGs made per game 

This Week's Results:

Date Away Home Status Links
 
December
Mon. 3 Concordia (Tex.) 77 Texas Lutheran 79 Final
Tue. 4 JWU (Denver) * 84 Colorado College 60 Final
Wed. 5 Dallas 60 St. Thomas (TX) 108 Final
  Texas Lutheran 74 Mary Hardin-Baylor 89 Final
Thu. 6 JWU (Denver) 74 Caltech 56 Final
Fri. 7 Southwestern (Tex.) 74 George Fox 99 Final
  JWU (Denver) 80 Chapman 77 Final
Sat. 8 Colorado College 63 Neb. Wesleyan 103 Final
  JWU (Denver) 72 Whittier 74 Final
  Southwestern (Tex.) 63 Lewis & Clark 73 Final
Sun. 9 Colorado College 107 Grinnell 140 Final
* Conference

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