WILMINGTON, Del. – Peter Alexis (Wilkes-Barre, Pa./Holy Redeemer) scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds to the lead the Philadelphia University men's basketball team to its fifth straight win, 73-63 over Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) foe Goldey-Beacom Wednesday night in the Jones Center.
Philadelphia (15-4, 8-2 CACC) finished the game with all five starters scoring in double figures. Kaison Randolph (Trenton, N.J./Pennington Prep) recorded 16 points and six rebounds, while Brendan Kilpatrick (Norristown, Pa./Malvern Prep) had 12 points and seven assists.
TJ Huggins (Alexandria, Va./TC Williams) filled up the stat sheet with 11 points, seven rebounds, and six assists. Eric Long (Bronx, N.Y./Marianapolis Prep) had 10 contributed 10 points and seven rebounds in his first action since Jan. 9.
Goldey-Beacom (7-12, 5-5 CACC) scored on its first two possessions of the game to get out to a 4-0 lead in the opening minute. Philadelphia responded by hitting three of its next four shots, including a Randolph 3-pointer, to move in front 7-4.
After the Lightning reclaimed a one-point lead (8-7), the Rams scored nine of the next 11 points, the final six coming from Alexis, to grab a 16-10 cushion at the 10:55 mark.
Back-to-back Algeron Torrence jumpers closed the margin to 22-21. The Rams wouldn't let the Lightning get any closer as Alexis knocked down a jumper and Kilpatrick connected from behind the arc to reestablish a six-point lead. Philadelphia led at the break 32-27.
Goldey-Beacom got as close as 35-31 at the 18:56 mark of the second half on a three-point play by Corey Taite. Philadelphia would take its first double-digit lead of the evening (48-38) on an Alexis dunk with 11:59 left.
The Rams' lead reached a game-high 15 points after two Huggins free throws made the score 67-52 with 2:09 to play.
Shakeem Wilson was Goldey-Beacom's leading scorer with 17 points. Taite and Toreence added 15 points each.
The Rams finished the game shooting a season-best 55.8 percent from the floor. Goldey-Beacom shot 43.1 percent. Philadelphia outrebounded Goldey-Beacom 34-24.
Philadelphia travels to Post for a CACC battle on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 3 p.m.