WolfPack basketball teams both fall

Madison College squads lose to Carl Sandburg College


Andres Sanchez

Madison College women’s basketball player Lauren Thole, right, looks to get past a Carl Sandburg College defender.

Clarion staff report

A tough overtime loss at home on Nov. 20 brought an end to the Madison College men’s basketball team’s four-game winning streak. 

The WolfPack was held to just six points in the overtime period and lost to Carl Sandburg College, 81-76.  

Freshman Keith Hoffman led Madison College with 19 points and nine rebounds. Classmate Nik Feller added 16 points, while sophomore Malcom Reed scored 11 to round out the double-digit scorers. 

The team had won four-straight games after a season-opening loss to McHenry Community College and now stands at 4-2 overall. 

In its most recent victory, Madison College prevailed over St. Cloud Technical & Community College in a low-scoring affair, winning 49-44.  

In a game that saw multiple lead changes, the WolfPack closed out the final period with a 12-2 run to secure the victory. 

Feller was the only Madison College player to score in double figures, netting 14 points and adding five rebounds. Hoffman had eight points, nine rebounds and four steals. 

The men’s basketball team’s next home game is Nov. 30 against Western Technical College at 7:30 p.m. at Redsten Gymnasium. 

Women’s basketball 

After five games, the Madison College women’s basketball team is still searching for its first victory of the season after losing to Carl Sandburg College, 59-49, at home on Nov. 20. 

Freshman guard Brianna Hendricks led the WolfPack in scoring with 19 points, while adding eight rebounds and nine steals. Olivia Marron, the only returning player on the squad, scored 10 points. 

The game was tied, 14-14, after the first quarter and remained close the entire way, but Carl Sandburg took a 27-22 halftime lead and slowly added to it in the remaining two quarters. 

Madison College suffered double-digit losses in both its games at the Anoka-Ramsey Community College tournament on Nov. 12-13.  

Amareyna Knox and Taylor Ripp led the WolfPack in scoring in a 58-48 loss to St. Cloud Technical & Community College. Knox had 11 points in 30 minutes of play, while Ripp added 10 points and eight rebounds. 

No one reached double digits in the 80-57 loss to Anoka-Ramsey Community College, but Lauren Thole and Laurissa Pickel both scored nine points.  

Next up for the WolfPack is a Nov. 30 game at home against Western Technical College.