(Providence, R.I.) The Rivier University Men's Basketball team fell on the road this afternoon to Johnson and Wales University, 106-62 in Great Northeast Athletic Conference play in Providence. The Raiders are now 2-20 overall and 1-12 in the conference while the Wildcats improve to 13-8 and 10-2 against GNAC competition.
Sophomore Issaiah Chappell (Sunapee, N.H.) came off the bench to lead the Raiders with 13 points and both junior Joshua L'Heureux (Dracut, Mass.) and freshman Tarik Rivers (Stamford, Conn.) each finished with 11 points on the day. Rivers tied classmate Tyler Bradenese (Billerica, Mass.) for the team-high of five rebounds.
The Wildcats were guided by Nate Patenaude's 26-point, 20-rebound performance supported by Jarell Lawson, who added 22 points of his own. Matt Madoian, Justin Bullock and Brian Hogan-Gary all recorded double-digit scoring afternoons.
The Raiders will enjoy some time off as they get set to host Anna Maria College on Friday night in the final home game of the season. Game time is set for 6pm. Johnson & Wales will travel to Albertus Magnus College on Tuesday night for their next scheduled contest.