BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – The Purdue University Northwest men’s basketball dropped a 107-72 decision to Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference opponent Olivet Nazarene Wednesday night.
The Pride (11-13, 9-7 CCAC) came out to a slow start, as the Tigers (10-14, 8-8 CCAC) took a 14-0 lead to start of the contest.
The Black and Gold would get within seven points, 16-9, with just under 14 minutes left in the opening half, but ONU would jump out to a double-digit advantage.
The Tigers would continue its hot shooting to take a 49-27 lead heading in to the break.
ONU would keep a double-digit lead for the remainder of the contest, coming away with the 107-72 victory over the Black and Gold.
Senior Cyril Lewis (Houston, Texas/Virginia Union) led the offense for the Black and Gold, scoring a team-high 17 points including a quartet of three-point field goals.
Tyree Coe (Fishers, Ind./Fishers) chipped in 13 points while Duron Ivery (South Bend, Ind./Washington) added 10 points in the loss.
ONU was led by Nic Reed, who scored a team-high 24 points on 7-of-10 shooting while Josiah Blan scored 22 points to lead the Tigers offense.
The Black and Gold return to action Saturday, Feb. 4, when they travel to Indiana South Bend for a CCAC Contest with Indiana South Bend.