HAMMOND, Ind. – A career-high 39 points from LaBradford Sebree helped lead the Purdue University Calumet men’s basketball team past Purdue North Central, 91-82, in the 2015-16 season finale at the Fitness and Recreation Center Saturday afternoon.
Junior guard LaBradford Sebree (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo) connected on a career high 8 three-point field goals for 39 points and five rebounds while senior Ryan Rader (Lombard, Ill./Willowbrook) capped off his final game in a Peregrine uniform with 21 points on 8-of-9 from the field.
Senior guard Dayvohn Braxton (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) also finished off his career with the Black and Golf, after scoring 10 points and handing out four assists.
After the Peregrines took a 9-6 lead six minutes in to the opening half, Purdue Calumet would add on to that advantage, going on a 10-0 run led by Sebree, to go up 19-9 with 10:03 remaining in the period.
Purdue Calumet would continue to pressure the Panthers, taking a 30-16 lead with 4:36 left in the half.
Purdue North Central would close out the half on a run of their own, cutting their deficit to seven points, heading in to the locker room with the Peregrines leading 37-30.
After a trifecta from Chandler Spring (Covington, Ind./Covington) gave the Peregrines a 40-30 lead, the Panthers would come back to get within four points, 47-43, with 14:53 remaining.
With 7:56 left in the final period, the Peregrines would take a commanding 21 points lead, thanks to multiple three-pointers from Sebree.
The Panthers would fight back however, getting as close as six points thanks to multiple triples from Ty Kowalkoski.
Purdue Calumet would halt any comeback efforts from PNC, to close out the game with a 91-82 victory.
The Black and Gold won the battle on the boards, out-rebounding the Panthers 42-25, and outscoring them in the paint, 39-32.
The Peregrines finish their season with a 12-18 record, after winning their last two Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference games of the season.