Men’s team posts first win of year

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Although the season didn’t start out the way they had hoped, the Madison College men’s basketball team had to be happy to get its first win of the season and end a five-game losing streak.

“We haven’t been healthy for a game yet,” said Scott Vesterdahl, men’s basketball coach. “So it was nice to get it out of the way.”

Garrett Borgrud scored 33 points to lead Madison College to victory over Olive-Harvey College, 75-63, on Dec. 3 in Chicago.
The scoring outburst was a season-high for Borgrud, a 6-foot-9- inch sophomore, who entered the game averaging 8 points in the three games he had played.

Darius Norris, a freshman forward, added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the WolfPack. Tyler Kowalkowski, a sophomore forward, nearly had a triple- double with 12 points, nine rebounds, nine assists and three steals.

Norris and Kowalkowski have led the team in scoring throughout the early part of the season, averaging 13 and 11 points respectively.

The win followed the WolfPack’s largest-margin defeat of the season, a 71-42 loss to NJCAA Division I Highland Community College on Nov. 22.

Madison College struggled against a tough Highland defense. The WolfPack hit just 15 of 56 shots in the game (26.8 percent) and committed 22 turnovers.

Jordan Van Cleave was the only WolfPack player to score in double fig- ures in the game, netting 10 points.

After a Dec. 6 game at Rochester Community College, the WolfPack (1-5 overall) return home on Dec. 8 to play North Iowa Area Community College.

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