By: Dave Souza
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Despite a career-high 20 points for sophomore guard Kyle Foreman, the Boston University Men’s Basketball team suffered a 13-point loss as they fell to Saint Peter’s 80-67.
“We just had one of those nights,” said head coach Joe Jones. “We didn’t make foul shots early, turned it over a ton, and I don’t think we ever got into a good rhythm defensively.”
Saint Peters (3-2) were once again led by leading scorer Quadir Welton, who netted 27 points for the Peacocks. Jones admitted that the Terriers (4-2) had no answer for Welton as they allowed the preseason All-MAC honoree to go 10 for 12 and convert seven of 11 free throws. Welton also led all players with five rebounds.
Foreman exploded for BU, hitting eight of 11 field goal attempts and converting four of six from the line. The sophomore’s previous high this season came against the University of Maine when Foreman totaled nine points in 22 minutes.
“I thought he was the one guy who played with great effort consistently throughout the game,” said Jones. “He played with the speed and the intensity that we’re accustomed to playing with, I don’t think he got a lot of help tonight.”
Despite criticisms from their coach, two other Terriers turned in double-digit points as Cheddi Mosley scored 11 after going four for nine on field goal attempts while senior Dylan Haines turned in a season-high 10 points.
Coach Jones harped on a lack of flow as the Terriers main reason for their scoring deficiency. Usually reliable scorers like Eric Fanning and Cedric Hankerson were held to a combined eight points. Foreman also led the Terriers in assists with five; though Jones expressed that he hopes that number will increase going forward as BU rediscovers its offensive rhythm.
Though the Terriers were on the road, the game was a homecoming for Mosely, who hails from Jersey City. In the third quarter, Mosely cut the Saint Peter’s lead from nine to three after knocking down two straight shots from beyond the arc. However, SPU would go on a 7-2 run from that point and the Terriers would never catch up.
“They made timely shots and got into a nice rhythm,” said Jones. “I thought that was the difference in the game in terms of us being able to come back. They were able to make plays and we weren’t.”
Jones’ squad will have a quick turnaround as they head down to Hartford, Connecticut to do battle with the UConn Huskies on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.