The Westminster College men’s basketball team won its fourth and fifth games in a row against Adams State and Fort Lewis on the road.
The team held off a strong second-half comeback attempt against Adams State to defeat the Grizzlies Friday night. The final score was 71-67.
The Griffins secured a 13-point lead at halftime, increasing the lead to 18 points five minutes into the third quarter. Adams State closed the gap, taking a one-point lead with six minutes left in the game.
The score tied at 60 points with three minutes left in the game, with the Griffins taking the lead with a minute and a half left to play. Senior Joonas Tahvanainen scored a dunk with five seconds left in the game to secure the win.
The Griffins went on to defeat Fort Lewis Saturday, with a final score of 91-85. Connor scored a high of 23 points with Warr adding 20 points.
The team ended the first half with an eight-point lead, holding the lead for the duration of the game. The victory brought the Griffins to their fifth straight win — the longest winning streak of the season.
The men’s team improved to a 14-7 overall record with its Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference record to 9-6.
They’ll play two more road games, facing first-place Colorado Mesa Friday and third-place Western Colorado Saturday.
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