CSC Men hoopers take two losses at home
The men’s basketball team had two home games this weekend playing on Friday and Saturday.
On Friday, the Eagles played the Adam State University Grizzlies. They lost with a score of 82-70.
Although the Eagles shot 87 percent from the free throw line that was not enough for them to win this game. The men were outmatched in the low post with Michael Johnson, sophomore of Nassau, Bahamas, and Adoum Mbang, junior of Yaounde, Cameroon, both being out once again.
Jeremy Ruffin, junior of Chicago, and true freshman Walker Andrew of Littleton, Colorado, were the two big players available for the Eagles. They played the low post position that fought off the disadvantage of the Grizzlies’ four big players.
Five Eagles scored double digits. Ruffin had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Dru Kuxhausen, freshman of Scottsbluff, scored 16 points. Andrew and Jaisean Jackson, junior of Denver, both had 10 points.
On Saturday, the men played Fort Lewis College.
The Eagles had a rebounding average of 22 to the Skyhawks 14 but that did not help them. The Skyhawks put more than two-thirds of their shots up in the second half which resulted in the final score of 96-69.
Jordan Mills, sophomore of Alliance, was five of eight from the three-point line and finished the game with 19 points. Ruffin was the only other Eagle who had stats in the double digits with 17 rebounds and five points. Matt Reader, senior of Appleton, Wisconsin, joined his team late, after a family emergency. Johnson and Mbang were both present but not able to play.