The Bulldogs’ five game winning streak came to an end on Friday, as they lost their CUNYAC opener against Hunter College, 87-83. This is Brooklyn’s first loss this season as they now hold a 5-1 overall record and a 0-1 CUNYAC record.
The first half was back and forth action between both teams. Brooklyn held a five point advantage at the end of the first quarter, 20-15, but the start of the second quarter was a different story for Brooklyn. The Bulldogs struggled from the floor, shooting 32% from the field. Hunter went on to shoot 39% from the floor, outscoring Brooklyn 21-15 in the second quarter to hold a one point lead at the half.
The shooting struggles continued for the Bulldogs in the third period, and Hunter made sure to take full advantage of it. The Hawks started the quarter on a 9-0 run, and would go on to outscore Brooklyn by 14 points in the quarter. The Bulldogs would find themselves down 15 points entering the fourth quarter. As the final quarter started, Brooklyn began to mount their comeback, as they would go on to outscore Hunter by 11 points in the quarter. Their 31-20 quarter wasn’t enough for the Bulldogs, as Hunter came up clutch down the stretch connecting on free throws to keep at least a two-possession lead the rest of the way.
Freshman guard Taylor George (#22) had another big game with 23 points, while Karen Mak (#5) added 22 points. Through six games George is averaging 13 points per game, second highest in the team behind Mak, who’s averaging 14.2 PPG. Freshman forward Chanel Jemmott (#50) came close to a double-double finishing the game with nine points and nine rebounds.
Brooklyn returns to the hardware on Tuesday, as they take on the visiting New York University in a non-conference game. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. at the West Quad Center.