The Westminster College men’s basketball team ended its five-game winning streak over the weekend, losing to Colorado Mesa Friday and Western Colorado University Saturday.
The Griffins started the weekend with a loss from Colorado Mesa Friday night with a final score of 61-75.
Colorado Mesa led the game from the first basket, with Westminster coming within two points at the 14-minute mark thanks a basket from senior Jai Jai Ely and a three-pointers from junior Brandon Warr.
The Mavericks increased their lead to 11 points at the end of the first half, finishing out the game with a win by the end of the second half.
The Griffins added a second loss after playing Western Colorado University Saturday night, finishing with a final score of 67-74.
Westminster led by four points at the half, but the Moutaineers scored eight straight points with roughly four minutes left in the game. This closed the gap to a one-point game.
Western Colorado University then secured the win.
The Griffins’ record fell to 14-9 overall and 9-8 in conference play.
The Griffins will return home to host Fort Lewis and Adams State next weekend.
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