Benedictine Men Fall at Edgewood

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MADISON, WI - The Benedictine University men's basketball team played for the third time in five games, dropping a conference contest at Edgewood.

Edgewood 70, Benedictine 52

Benedictine jumped out of the gates, opening a 7-0 lead as three different players scored
Following the first Edgewood basket, Bryan Jakobsze and Eric Grygo scored on back-to-back possessions to hand Benedictine an 11-2 edge less than three minutes into the game
The hosts settled in and pulled to within three points at the midway point of the first
Edgewood tied the game for the first time with 6:05 to go in the half
A three-point play from Hayden Helfrich with 2:02 to play in the first broke a 22-22 tie, but Benedictine did not score again and went into the half even at 25 apiece
Jakobsze and Kyle Graebner connected on three-pointers early in the second half and Benedictine led by six points with 15:53 remaining
Edgewood used a 9-0 run to take the lead as Benedictine struggled from the field
A 13-0 run from the hosts pushed the lead out to 14 points at 52-38 with 7:57 left and Edgewood led by as many as 21 in the second half

Benedictine shot 33.3 percent for the game while Edgewood held a 38-31 edge on the glass
Benedictine posted 26 points in the paint and 11 second chance points off nine offensive rebounds
Three players scored in double figures led by 11 from Graebner
Jakobsze and Michael Johnson both added 10
Johnson has scored in double figures in all three games played

Benedictine (2-5, 1-3 NACC) plays a fourth straight road game on Saturday at Dominican