Bolden Brace reaches 1,000 points in Hofstra loss


Albert Tamura

Senior guard Bolden Brace has stepped into a larger role this season, averaging 30 minutes per game.

Valeria Vazquez, deputy sports editor

Senior guard Bolden Brace reached 1,000 points, the 39th player in program history to do so, during Thursday’s close loss against Hofstra, 74-72.

Despite Brace’s 18 points and 10 rebounds and senior guard Jordan Roland’s eight three-pointers, second-best in NU history, the Huskies were unable to catch the Pride.

In the first half, Hofstra (13-5, 4-1 CAA) ran with the lead as soon as the game started, eventually gaining a 16-point lead on the Huskies at the end of the half, 40-24. 

The Pride had five players score in double digits, a group headlined by 24 points from senior guard Eli Pemberton and 23 points from senior guard Desure Buie. 

From the start of the second half, the Huskies clawed their way back by shooting 57% in the half and 58% from behind the arc, at one point taking a brief 62-61 lead. 

Roland scored 25 of his 28 points in the second half, helping the Huskies tie the game at 72 with his eighth three-pointer and only 13 seconds left on the clock.

However, Pemberton went for the winning layup with one second left and cashed in, leaving the Huskies with their second loss in a row.

The Huskies (9-8, 3-2 CAA) travel to South Carolina Thursday to play College of Charleston (11-7, 5-1 CAA) at 7 p.m.