Bulldog Mens Basketball Suffers Five-point Loss to CMS
In its final game of the regular season, the University of
Redlands men’s basketball team traveled to
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges for a Southern California
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) showdown with the
Stags. Despite a great second-half effort, the Bulldogs came up
short by a score of 58-63.
Redlands struggled in the first half, shooting only 25% from the field, which included only five made baskets. However, the team remained in the hunt with a strong free-throw performance and two timely three-pointers. Down by as many as 19 points during the second half, the Bulldogs fought back with improved shot-selection at 48.3%. Redlands out-scored the Stags by six points in the final period, but CMS remained ahead throughout the game and handed a tough five-point loss to Redlands.
The Bulldog men looked to senior guard Dave Thomas (Santa Cruz, CA) to lead them with 16 points on 7-for-13 shooting. Sophomore guard Patrick Coffey (San Carlos, CA) and senior forward Matt Loretz (Los Altos, CA) provided additional double-digit scoring with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Loretz also provided four blocks in his final game as a Bulldog, bringing his career total to 201 as the most in Redlands history. He surpassed the record last season and now sits 74 more than the #2 spot.
Redlands (10-15, 5-9) falls to seventh place in the conference while CMS earned the #4 seed in the first-ever SCIAC Postseason Tournament.