By Gavin Greer
Purdue Fort Wayne men’s basketball were defeated 50-63 last night at home against Northern Kentucky. This loss extended PFW’s losing streak to four games.
PFW’s latest loss saw the team struggling again to connect their shots. PFW shot 35.3% from the field, 21.7% from the three-point range and 69.2% from the free throw line. In comparison, Northern Kentucky shot 46.0% from the field, 47.8% from three and 75.0% from the line.
Both teams shot 23 threes, but PFW scored six less of this type of shot. This was a big reason why Northern Kentucky was able to hold a lead for 88.5% of the game.
Northern Kentucky controlled the boards in this matchup gathering 36 compared to PFW’s 27.
Northern Kentucky’s Marques Warrick led all scorers with 22 points. Warrick is averaging 18.8 PPG. PFW was led in scoring by Jarred Godfrey who had 14 points. Godfrey is averaging 17.4 PPG.
Godfrey not only led the team in scoring, but he also led the Mastodons in rebounds with five and in steals with two.
With this win, Northern Kentucky improved to a 12-5 record which has them in a three-way tie for 2nd place in the Horizon League.
Northern Kentucky’s next game is tomorrow at 3 p.m. where the team will be on the road against Cleveland State. This is an important matchup up as both teams are part of the three-way tie for 2nd in the Horizon League.
With their loss PFW’s record fell to 15-13. They sit at 9th in the Horizon League
PFW’s next game is at home, tomorrow at 2 p.m., they will face off against Wright State.
This game will be PFW’s final home game of the season. PFW’s four seniors, Jarred Godfrey, Bobby Planutis, Ra Kpedi and Damian Chong Qui will be honored during the game.
The Mastodons have three games remaining on their schedule before they begin their Horizon League tournament play.