CALDWELL, N.J. – After a competitive first 15 minutes, the University of the Sciences men's basketball team fell victim to a late Caldwell first half run that changed the complexion of the game in an eventual 76-48 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) loss to the Cougars on Monday night.
The game was played within four points for the first 16-plus minutes, with the two teams trading six lead changes, before Caldwell closed the half with 16 unanswered points.
Tanner Kerr gave USciences its final lead, 27-26, with 6:17 showing, but the Devils would not score again in the half.
Caldwell took advantage to take a 42-27 advantage into the break, and University of the Sciences could never make it a single-digit game in the second half.
Jordan White was the lone Devil in double-figures, matching his season-high with 14 points that included 4-of-7 3-pointers.
Kerr neared his second consecutive double-double with nine points and eight rebounds.
USciences could not slow a Caldwell offensive attack that shot 57.4 percent (31-of-54), which included outscoring the Devils 46-16 in the paint.
University of the Sciences plays its second of three games this week on Wednesday, hosting Georgian Court at 7:30 p.m.