Men’s basketball comes up short in November

Men’s basketball comes up short in November

Sterling College Warriors men’s basketball team is in their second month of their season as they strive for better outcomes in the future.

The Warriors have an overall record of 2-6, and a conference record of 0-3.

They started off their season strong with wins against Webber International (80-77) and another win against Dallas Christian College (101-71) at the end of October.

With these two wins under their belt, they felt confident about the upcoming month with 10 games in November.

“After the first two games, it felt like we were on a roll, and we were all expecting big games coming up. I expect us to lose a couple and win a couple big ones, and so far I still hope that we go to playoffs,” senior Darius Stewart said.

As November rolled around, the team struggled with finishing out on top.

They played a total of seven games from Nov. 1 through Nov. 20, all ending in loses.

They played three non-conference games on Nov. 1, 4, and 7.

The Warriors played the Central Christian College Tigers and lost a close game 89-82. Top scorers for that game were seniors Saleem Holden and Issac Ostrosky with 20 points each.

On Nov. 4 they played Hastings College and lost 108-74.

The next game against Doane University was a nail biter, but the Warriors could not finish, seeing a final score of 85-83. Senior, Issac Ostrosky led Sterling with 33 points and two steals.

The Warriors started conference play against Friends University on Nov. 13 and lost with a score of 86-73.

Another conference game against Kansas Wesleyan University resulted in a loss, 91-79.

They played Emporia State University, division two school, on Nov. 18, which also resulted in a loss of 94-82.

On Nov. 20 the Warriors played against Bethel College at home, which also ended in a loss, 101-82.

The warriors hope to end the month on a good note with the couple of games they have left in November. With two upcoming conference games against St. Mary’s University and Southwestern College, they hope to make their conference record 2-3.

Photo by Hannah Abbate
Sterling College’s Saleem Holden dunks over Luke Mackey of the University of Saint Mary Spires Nov. 23. The Warriors lost, 92-86.

All stats and records are up to date from Nov. 20th.

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