The Wells College men's basketball team traveled to Houghton College and fell by an 85-75 final score Friday, Nov. 18 at Houghton, N.Y. It was the second game of the season for both teams. Wells is 1-1 and Houghton improved to 2-0.
Wells started quickly and built a seven-point lead in the first half when Chris Courtney's 3-pointer gave the Express a 19-12 advantage. Wells maintained its lead until Houghton briefly edged in front by one point on three occasions, but Wells held a 37-35 lead at halftime.
Houghton made a 3-pointer in the opening minute of the second half and Ayodele Akinmola answered with a layup to put the Express back in front 39-38. That was the last lead of the game for Wells, as Houghton went on a 12-3 run to lead 50-42. The lead grew to as many as 13 points in the second half and the Highlanders wrapped up a 10-point win.
Courtney led Wells in scoring with 25 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field. It was the second-highest single-game point total in Courtney's career, one shy of the 26-point game he had at Penn College in February 2016.
The Express returns to action Monday, with a 7 p.m. home game at the Schwartz Center against Rochester Institute of Technology.