The Catamounts men’s basketball team’s woes continued against the SoCon leading Furman Paladins Wednesday night, Feb. 15, at the Ramsey Center. In a hard fought game, the Catamounts lost 74-62.
The Catamounts started out the game strong leading the Paladins 10-2 in the opening minutes of the first half. The half was close throughout, but Furman’s guard Jonathan Jean beat the buzzer with 3 point shot that put the Paladins ahead of the Catamounts 37-31 at halftime.
Furman kept the lead in the second half, but the Catamounts continued to fight hard against the Paladins throughout the half and at one point cut down the lead to eight points. This was a better outing for the Catamounts compared to last month’s game in Greenville, South Carolina, when they lost by 38 points.
Junior point guard Devin Peterson led the Catamounts in scoring with a career-high 22 points.
“It felt good at first, but wish we got the win,” said Peterson on his performance after the game.
Sophomore forward Marc Gosselin lead the Catamounts with 9 rebounds.
Even though the Catamounts lost, coach Hunter praised the team’s performance against Furman.
“The team competed well all night, we kept battling and coming,” said coach Hunter.
The Catamounts’ next game will be on Saturday, Feb. 18, against Wofford in Spartanburg, South Carolina.