2008
Men's basketball loses heartbreaker, 67-66

Men's basketball loses heartbreaker, 67-66
December 13, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Benedictine University saw a 13-point second-half lead evaporate - and along with it a chance for a road win - as Edgewood College came back for a 67-66 Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) victory at Madison, Wis. The loss dropped the Eagles to 4-3 overall and 1-2 in the NAC. Benedictine led by a score of 49-36 when Cameron Snelling drained a three-pointer with 15:34 minutes remaining in the game. But host Edgewood kept chipping away and drew to within two points (66-64) with 32 seconds left. Edgewood fouled Snelling on the inbound, but he failed to convert the free throw. The hosts grabbed the rebound and maneuvered up-court. EC's Kent Faurote - who hit the trey that moved his team to within two - also canned the game-winner from long range with :08 showing on the clock, 67-66. It was Edgewood's first lead of the game. Dan Klecan led Benedictine with 19 points. Klecan was 7-for-14 shooting and also grabbed five rebounds. Michael Fahey, starting in place of the injured Jared Bailey, had 12 points (all three-point baskets). Snelling added 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Travis Wilson also had eight boards for Benedictine.

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