CAZENOVIA, N.Y. – The SUNYIT Wildcats (1-14, 0-5 NEAC) lost to Cazenovia College (4-10, 1-4 NEAC) on Wednesday, 75-68. It was the first time the Wildcats had lost to Cazenovia since joining the NEAC three seasons ago.
After getting down 49-35 in the second half, the Wildcats rallied to take a 53-51 lead with 7:33 to play. SUNYIT would tie it again at 58-58 on a T'Andre Richardson (Utica, N.Y. / Utica-Proctor) jump hook, but then Cazenovia unleashed their long-range attack in the form of junior guard Matt Perry. Perry would score the next 11 points of the game for Cazenovia, including three 3-pointers. When the dust settled the home team was up 69-64 with just over a minute left, and Cazenovia would hit their free throws to seal their first NEAC victory of the season, 75-68.
Perry had a career game for Cazenovia, scoring 31 points on 13 of 21 shooting (4 of 7 from 3-pt range), and even grabbing a game-high 14 rebounds.
SUNYIT was led by Sejad Gromilic (Bosnia / Utica-Proctor) with 17 points on 4 of 7 from behind the arc, and Derek Rowe (Mexico, N.Y. / Mexico Academy) registered a double-double with 10 points and 11 boards.
SUNYIT will travel down to Pennsylvania on Friday to face off with the Lancaster Bible Chargers. Game time is set for 6:00 pm.