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Men’s basketball falls short on senior night

February 17, 2012

Kimarri Campbell/The Courier - Sophomore David Johnson avoids a Lake Forrest player as he runs down the court. The Scots fell short, losing 72-53.

After a loss Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Iowa to Grinnell, the men’s basketball team came home to take on Lake Forest College on Feb. 11, in Glennie Gymnasium.

It was senior night for the team, celebrating the team’s three seniors: Cory Bishop, David Altman and Klynton Bollinger.

From the start, the Scots fell behind Lake Forest, 10-0. After taking nearly four minutes to score a single point, the Scots finally got on the scoreboard when junior guard Kendall Cox made a layup to remove the shutout.

By half-time, the Scots were down by 15, 32-17. To start the second half, in the Scots first possession, guard Brent Burrows sank a three pointer to cut the lead to twelve.

The shot wasn’t enough however as the Scots would go down 72-57. Head coach Todd Skrivseth knew right away that the Lake Forest team had talent. 

“They are a very good team,” said Skrivseth. “They really made it hard for us to run our offense.”

Skrivseth also had some kind words for his seniors.  “We will miss them. They were very good teammates and they will be very successful.”

Sophomore guard David Johnson also had some kind words for his teammates.

“Thanks for being there for me,” Johnson said to his teammates. “They brought me in here when I didn’t know anybody, so thank you.”

On Wednesday Feb. 15, the team was on the court yet again, against Illinois College.

Daniel Steamer
Contributing Writer

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