CHARLOTTE, N.C.-The Brevard College men’s basketball team closed the gap significantly in the second half of Saturday’s 84-74 loss to Queens University in Curry Arena, but were unable to overcome a 20-point first-half deficit in South Atlantic Conference action.
The Tornados (3-17, 3-13 SAC) cut their deficit to eight points on a Darius Moose trey with 2:20 left in the game but BC couldn’t cut it any closer as Queens held (11-9, 9-7 SAC) on for the win.
The Royals hurried out to a lead in the first half, eventually going in front by 20 on a Grant Rasmussen layup at the 4:31 mark in the first half, their biggest lead of the game.
Brevard sparked an 11-2 run out of halftime to make in a nine-point game but couldn’t keep the momentum going as the Royals answered with a 7-2 run to push their lead back to double digits.
Moose poured in a game-high 29 points on 10-for-18 shooting and 7-of-9 from the line. Miles Leather hit 8-of-10 attempts from the field on his way to 18 points, and Trevon Shaw added 15 points.
The Tornados return home on Wednesday night after a three-game road swing when they host the Carson-Newman Eagles (14-6, 11-5 SAC) at 8 p.m. in Boshamer Gymnasium. The Eagles topped the Tornados 101-73 in their first meeting on January 15th in Holt Fieldhouse.