PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Philadelphia University men's basketball winning streak come to an end at nine after falling to visiting Goldey-Beacom, 65-54, in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) game Thursday night in the Gallagher Center.
Guard Corey Francisco led Philadelphia (12-5, 7-1 CACC) with 15 points and nine rebounds. Guards Jim Connolly and Nick Schlitzer netted 12 points a piece. Guard Nick Christian contributed 13 rebounds, seven points, six assists and three steals.
Goldey-Beacom (9-8, 6-3 CACC) got a game-high 24 points and 13 rebounds from Rich Flemming. Marcus Porter had 11 points, while Jordan Brooks contributed 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists.
The Lightning shot 40.7 (24-of-59) from the field. Philadelphia connected on 30.0 percent (18-of-60) of its attempts. Goldey-Beacom owned a 52-34 rebounding advantage.
Philadelphia battled back from a 16-7 deficit by going on an 11-2 run, capped with a dunk by center Temi Adebayo (eight points), to tie the game at 18 with 6:24 left in the first half. Goldey-Beacom would lead at the half, 28-25.
In the second half, the Rams went on a 7-2 run to pull within 39-38. The Lightning responded with a 13-2 run and took a 52-40 lead.
Philadelphia looks to start a new winning streak when it visits Caldwell in a CACC game Saturday, Jan .28 at 3 p.m.