5-game win streak comes to an end


Morgan Witthun

Madison College’s Peter Gustafson tries to stop a driving opponent during a recent game.

Clarion Staff Report

A low-scoring first half brought an end to Madison College’s season-long five-game winning streak at home against South Suburban College on Feb. 11.
Madison College was outscored 43-21 in the first half and went on to lose the game 83-62 despite improved play in the second half.
Deante Luster led Madison College against South Suburban with 17 points, while Keith Hoffman added 16 points. The only other WolfPack player in double figures was Nik Feller, who scored 14 points.
The loss drops Madison College to 14-11 overall, with two games remaining before the regional tournament begins. Madison College is 4-2 in conference play.
Next up for the WolfPack is a trip to conference foe Harper College on Feb. 16. Madison College wraps up the regular season with a game at Rock Valley College on Feb. 21.

Madison College 79, Harper College 61
An 18-4 run at the end of the first half gave Madison College the boost it needed to post its fifth straight win by beating Harper College, 79-61, at home on Feb. 7. The big run gave the WolfPack a 38-21 halftime lead that they never relinquished.
Hoffman led the WolfPack with 26 points, exceeding 20 points for the 10th game this season. All 10 players scored for the WolfPack, with Luster being the only other one in double-figures with 11 points.

Madison College 85, Joliet Junior College 77 (OT)
It took overtime, but Madison College rallied from a 15-point halftime deficit to beat Joliet Junior College, 85-77, on Feb. 2.
After allowing a game-tying three-pointer at the end of regulation, Madison College scored the first seven points of overtime to take control.
Five Madison College players scored in double figures, led by Hoffman’s 18 points. Cortez Telfered had 16 points and a team-high seven rebounds. Luster and Feller both scored 14 points, while Peter Gustafson added 13 points.

Madison College 72, College of DuPage 70
Sophomore Telin Porter hit a jump shot at the buzzer to lift Madison College over the College of DuPage, 72-70, on Jan. 31. Porter was just one of six from the floor before hitting the game-winning shot.
Hoffman and Luster both had double-doubles in the game. Hoffman had 19 points and 13 rebounds, while Luster had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Feller finished with 13 points and was the only other player in double figures.