WHITING, Ind. – The Purdue University Calumet men’s basketball team lost to Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Calumet St. Joseph, 84-69, Wednesday night.
The Peregrines (4-2, 0-1 CCAC) fell to the Crimson Wave (5-2 1-0 CCAC) in the first CCAC matchup of the season for both teams.
Junior LaBradford Sebree (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo) led all scorers with 21 points, while Chandler Spring (Covington, Ind./Covington) picked up 12 points while connecting on a trio of three-point field goals.
Daulton Albanese (Lancaster, Ohio/Lancaster) notched 10 points and junior big man Danny Paschen (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central) grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Peregrines in the setback.
CCSJ would take an early lead over the Black and Gold, but a trifecta by Albanese followed by a free throw from Sebree evened the score at 17-17.
The Crimson Wave would regain the lead, but another jumper by Albanse put the Peregrines within four points, 29-25.
Calumet St. Joseph would end up takeing a 46-36 lead at the half, after hitting eight three-point field goals in the opening period to give the Crimson Wave an early advantage.
The Peregrines would battle with CCSJ for the rest of the second half, but the Crimson Wave wouldn’t lose their lead, coming away with an 84-69 win over Purdue Calumet.
Josh Freeman led the Crimson Wave with 19 points to headline the four CCSJ players in double-figures.
The Peregrines return to action Saturday, Nov 21 when they host CCAC opponent St. Ambrose at the Fitness and Recreation Center at 11 a.m CT.
Saturday is also Kids Day sponsored by Nipsco, as Purdue Calumet offers free admission to all kids under 18, plus activities including bouncy houses, face-painting, an autograph poster session, and more. The first 150 kids will also receive a free T-shirt.