JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – University of Fort Lauderdale falls in a midweek matchup to Edward Waters, 78-73, on Tuesday evening inside the James Weldon Johnson Auxiliary Gym.
Kemari Brown paced the Eagles with 20 points, while Benez Woodard scored 16, Jongkor Unguec had 10 and Andre Anderson, Keysean Smith and Trandon Smith scored six points.
Smith grabbed a game-high eight rebounds, Riley grabbed six and Brown, T. Smith, Unguec pulled down five rebounds.
Andre Anderson would have a team-high six assists, with Carl Bigord, Riley and Unguec had one.
Smith blocked three Tiger shots. Delgado collected three steals and Anderson, Brown and Unguec stole one.
The game would start off back-and-forth as both teams were scoring at will early and often. Edward Waters would get ahead by as much as five over the first 10 minutes of play. UFTL would climb back and tie the game at 19-19 with 10:08 to play.
The teams would lockdown each other for the next five minutes, at the 5:31 mark, the teams were tied again at 26-26.
The Eagles would close the half on an 11-2 run, to take a 37-28 lead into the intermission.
EWU came out of the break on a 9-2 run to cut the deficit to 39-37 at the 16:24 mark.
Over the next 6:24, both teams scored 11 points, with the Maroon-and-Gold held a 52-48 lead as the game turn to the final 10 minutes.
The Tigers would take over with a 19-3 run to take a 67-58 lead with five minutes left to play.
UFTL would close out the game with an 12-11 scoring advantage, but fell short as the final buzzer sounded in favor of EWU, 78-83
The Eagles will travel to Temple Terrace, Fla. on Saturday, Feb. 19 to face Florida College at 4 p.m. inside the Conn Gymnasium.