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Scots win their sixth straight

February 16, 2018

Lily Guillen / The Courier

The men keep rolling and are winners of six straight games now after defeating Cornell, Lawrence, and Illinois College in the last week of Midwest Conference play. The Fighting Scots now have an impressive record of 17-7 overall and have guaranteed a share of the Midwest Conference regular season championship with their win Tuesday against the Blue Boys. With their win, they will now host the Midwest Conference Tournament, hoping to get an automatic bid into the NCAA Playoffs.

The Scots cruised through their three games over the past seven days winning by a combined 42 points over the three-game stretch. Last Wednesday when they battled against Cornell, Will Jones went off for 18 points and five rebounds. Also pulling his usual weight was senior Justin Aluya with 15 points of his own to go along with 10 big boards in the win. In this game we also saw Stephon Bobbit go a perfect 6-6 in the game from the field, scoring 16 points. This conference win got the Scots one game closer to winning the Midwest Conference.

In the Scots game over the weekend, we watched Justin Aluya continue his jaw-dropping play with a 23 point, 7 rebound game. Perhaps most impressive, was the 7-8 shooting Aluya had in the game. In the game, Will Jones also quietly got his 15 plus per-game that he gets with a smooth 18 points, five rebound, and three assists. Stephon Bobbitt did it again, scoring 14 points on 6-7 shooting from the field. This means that the freshman went an impossible 12-13 from the field over two games. Don’t forget Bobbitt put down one of the nastiest dunks most of us have ever seen in person.

In Monmouth’s final game of their week, they took on Illinois College and did the unthinkable. After an early miss on the first possession of the game for the Scots, they would catch fire and go on to make their next 11 shots in a row including six threes over that stretch. The Scots saw scoring from everyone but leading the way for Monmouth was Justin Aluya with a 23 point performance to go along with 11 rebounds in a 22 point win. Will Jones would pour in 15 points to go along with D.J. Swifts 14 points. Monmouth travels to Cornell for their season finale and hopes to capture their first outright regular season championship in 27 seasons.

Luke Long
Contributing Writer

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