WolfPack men’s basketball team falls twice in Anoka Ramsey tournament

Clarion Staff Report

Madison College men’s basketball team suffered two tough losses in the Anoka Ramsey Community College Tournament for two different reasons.

The first loss was tough because the WolfPack allowed the tournament hosts to exceed the century mark in scoring. Anoka Ramsey beat Madison College, 100-85, on Nov. 11.

Madison College trailed the entire second half, but stayed within striking distance until the last five minutes of the game when Anoka Ramsey pulled away.

Shane Waldon, Paul Schmelzer and Chase Ramos each scored 14 points to lead Madison College. A whopping 12 players scored for the WolfPack in the loss.

The second loss was tough because Madison College rallied back from a 17-point halftime deficit only to lose to St. Cloud Technical College, 79-75, on Nov. 12.

Madison College trailed, 46-29, at halftime, but held St. Cloud to just two points in the first six minutes of the second half to take a 49-48 lead.

The game stayed close the rest of the way, with St. Cloud grabbing a late lead and holding off Madison College by sinking free throw after free throw.

Tyree Yong led Madison College with 19 points, while Waldon scored 15.

Madison College’s next home game will be Tuesday, Nov. 22, against Rochester Community and Technical College at 7:30 p.m.

Madison College 94, Fox Valley Technical College 49

A strong-shooting second half by Madison College squelched any chance for a Fox Valley comeback in a 94-49 victory at home on Nov. 9.

The WolfPack hit an outstanding 62.2 percent of its shots in the second half, making 23 of 37 attempts from the field. The result was a 53-point half that secured a home-opening victory for Madison College.

Shane Waldon, a sophomore transfer student from UW-Whitewater, led Madison College with 21 points on 10 of 16 shooting. Freshman guard Jezzriah Burton was the only other Madison College player in double figures, netting 13.

Highland Community College 88, Madison College 71

Turnovers proved costly for Madison College in its 88-71 road loss to Highland Community College on Nov. 5. The WolfPack committed 26 turnovers in the game, a whopping 11 more than their opponent.

Waldon led Madison College in the loss with 17 points on 8 of 13 shooting. Freshman Marquis Harris was the only other WolfPack player in double figures, scoring 11 points.

Madison College 58, McHenry County College 48

A strong first half gave Madison College a big boost in its 58-48 season-opening win at McHenry County College on Nov. 1. Madison College jumped to a 36-19 halftime lead and held its lead throughout the second half.

Burton led the WolfPack with 17 points, hitting 5 of 9 shots from behind the three-point line. Joel O’Donnell scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for his first double-double.