The Huskies men’s basketball team dropped their PSAC-conference opener losing to Cheyney 64-44 Wednesday night at Nelson Fieldhouse.
Bloomsburg (3-11, 0-1) struggled to find the rim in the first half, shooting 26 percent from the field, only mustering six total buckets. They did, however connect on two of eight from downtown, surpassing Cheyney who only managed one three pointer.
In the second half, Bloomsburg improved from the field connecting on 9-25 shooting (36 percent), scoring 26 total points, but it was too little too late as Cheyney went on to take the PSAC opener 64-44. Cheyney dominated the boards out-rebounding Bloomsburg 59-30 which ultimately became the deciding factor.
Bloomsburg defense forced 17 turnovers from Cheyney and also held the Wolves leading scorer Tyrone Smith to 10 points, well below his season average.
Bloomsburg’s Ruben Britt led all scorers with 15 points off the bench while Ronnie Benson chipped in with 13 on 5-9 shooting.
Cheyney (8-4. 1-0) had three scorers in double figurers with Dominique Curry leading the way with 11.
Bloomsburg will try and bounce back at West Chester this Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.