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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
Cami Mondeaux is a junior communication major with a minor in sociology. Cami got her start as a reporter for the City Journals and spent two separate semesters interning at KSL NewsRadio and KUER 90.1 NPR Utah. She now works as a digital content producer for KSL NewsRadio and hopes to one day report on national politics. Cami is excited to bring her skills to The Forum for a second year on staff.

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