Men’s basketball survives scare at Sterling

Pictured above: Andrew Hamm, sophomore guard, dribbles down the court to run the offense. (Tessa Castor/ Staff Photographer)

Brian Kiprotich

Staff Reporter

The (6) Southwestern College men’s basketball team was victorious against the Sterling Warriors in a tightly contested game Saturday night, 71-67.

Cameron Hunt, junior guard, had 22 points and four rebounds.

Lajuan Hardy, sophomore guard, also tallied with 22 points going 3-6 from three point and two rebounds, and Dj Wallace, senior forward, scored eight points and game high 10 rebounds.

Keyshawn McMahon, junior guard, led Sterling with 18 points, and was one of three warriors to score in double digits.

Southwestern shot 46.8 percent (29-62) on the floor, and 21.1 percent (4-19) from three-point range. The Moundbuilders had 34 bench points and 42 points in the paint.

Saturday night the Moundbuilders (20-2, 13-1) faced the Warriors as Southwestern found their biggest lead of 10.

After a Sterling free throw to put the Southwestern lead at nine, McMahon nailed a buzzer beater three to end the half.

Entering the second half the Warriors went on 7-0 run to take the lead 37-35.

Southwestern College was able to go on their own 7-0 run to get a 44-37. The game tied with 1:27 left Hardy hit a two pointer to gain the lead.

Coming off another win the Southwestern Moundbuilders will look to get another as they face McPherson at Stewart Field House, Wednesday at 8pm.

Brian Kiprotich is majoring in Business and Computer Information Systems. You may contact him at Brian.kiprotich@sckans.edu.

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