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Men’s basketball team wins 5 of last 7 games

Evan Halpop

Clarion Staff Report

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After winning five of its last seven games, the Madison College men’s basketball team hopes to continue its momentum through the final six games of the season.

The WolfPack now has a 7-15 overall record after beating Milwaukee Area Technical College, 71-64, on Feb. 4. The team is 4-4 in conference play and surging at the right time.

As they have in a number of recent games, Garrett Borgrud, Alex Cook and Tyler Kowalkowski led the WolfPack against Milwaukee.

Borgrud led all scorers in the game with 20 points, hitting 8 of 13 shots. He also grabbed 12 rebounds to post his second double-double of the season.

Cook scored 15 first-half points, connecting on 5 of 8 three-point shots, and scored 17 in the game.

Kowalkowski had 13 points, seven rebounds and three steals as he played the entire game.

On Feb. 1, the WolfPack lost to a nationally-ranked Triton College team, 88-60, despite another strong performance from Borgrud and Kowalkowski.

Triton College, ranked sixth in NJCAA Division III, jumped out to a big lead, outscoring Madison College, 56 to 26 in the first half. Triton hit 22 of 38 shots in the half, making it tough for the WolfPack to keep pace.

Borgrud scored 20 points and had six rebounds to lead Madison College, while Kowalkowski added 16 points.

On Jan. 30, Madison College used strong offensive rebounding and solid defense to defeat UW-Marathony, 78-70.

Madison College scored 15 points on offensive rebounds and made 40 defensive stops throughout the game to give the WolfPack a non-conference win.

Borgrud scored 27 points and had seven rebounds, while Kowalkowski added 19 points and six rebounds. Cook reached double digits by scoring 12 points.

Next up for the WolfPack is a home game on Wednesday, Feb. 8, against Joliet Junior College at 7:30 p.m. Madison College the travels to Wilbur Wright College on Feb. 11 and Rock Volley College on Feb. 15. The annual “Jam the Gym” event will be at home on Feb. 18 against College of DuPage at 7 p.m.

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