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Men’s basketball winning streak ends with two weekend losses

Westminster College men’s baskteball plays Western Colorado University Feb. 8. The Griffins ended its five-game winning streak, losing both games over the weekend. (Photo courtesy Justin Green)

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.

Sports coverage by The Forum is created in part through a partnership with the Westminster College Athletics Program.


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Cami Mondeaux is a senior communication major with a minor in sociology. She’s worked in journalism for three years completing several internships in radio as well as a print internship stationed in Washington, D.C. Now, Cami works as a reporter and digital content producer for KSL NewsRadio covering breaking news and local government. When she doesn’t have her nose stuck in the headlines, Cami enjoys listening to podcasts, drinking iced coffee and continuing her quest to find the tastiest burrito in Salt Lake City.

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