PLYMOUTH â€“ The Ancilla College menâ€™s basketball team couldnâ€™t keep pace with NJCAA #2 Joliet Junior Collegeâ€™s high scoring offense as the Chargers lost 104-69 on Saturday at the LifePlex in Plymouth.
Ellis Cole and Michael Hornback each scored 11 points to lead Ancilla (1-4) in scoring as the Chargers dropped their fourth straight contest.
Joliet (9-1), the defending NJCAA Division 3 champions, was led by Andy Supergan with 20 points.
â€śJoliet played winning basketball and took advantage of every one of our mistakes on both ends of the floor,â€ť said Ancilla head coach Greg Neeley.
Ancilla struggled to get into any sort of rhythm offensively, shooting only 31 percent (24-of-77) from the floor and trailed 52-30 at halftime.
Denver Combs was the only other Ancilla player to score in double figures, contributing 10 points on the night.
â€śWe have to learn from non-conference games like this one,â€ť said Neeley.Â â€śPlaying good teams in December will hopefully prepare us for the conference season.â€ť
Ancilla will resume play on Dec. 10 when they travel to Bloomfield Hills, MI, to play MCCAA Eastern Conference foe Oakland Community College.Â Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. EST.