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Atlanta, Ga. — Claflin University men’s basketball team's history making season cames to a close Sunday (March 11) with an 89-64 loss to Barry University in the 2018 NCAA DII South Regional Semifinal at Forbes Arena on the campus of Morehouse College.claflin logo08

The Panthers finish the 2017-18 season with a 26-7 record. The 26 wins are the most in the program’s history since joining the NCAA DII ranks in the 2008-09 season. The previous high was 25 wins during the 2008-09 season.

Benjamin “Tre” Williams scored 11 of his team-high 17 points in the first half to lead Claflin.

Jaleel Charles scored 16 points, 14 in the second half, with five rebounds. Tondric Johnson came off the bench to contribute five points with six rebounds in the loss.

Sawyer Glick led all scorers with 22 points, including 18 from behind the arc.

Daniel Mortensen dropped in 15 points and seven rebounds while Marko Tomic scored 12 and Evan Walshe dropped in 11 for Barry in the win.

As a team, Barry shot 46.7 percent from three-point range (64.7 percent in the first half) while holding Claflin to 10 percent for the game (2-of-20).

`~Clafllin Sports Information