A close loss to Prairie State College on Dec. 4 ended a two-game winning streak for the Madison College men’s basketball team.
The game was close throughout, with Madison College losing, 74-66, after trailing by five points at halftime.
The WolfPack are now 6-4 on the season and are off to a strong start as they prepare for the start of conference play next month.
The Pioneers led in both points of turnovers (19 to 10) and points in the paint (26 to 8). Madison College shot just 36 percent for the game, hitting 20 of 50 shots, compared to 41 percent (29 of 70) for Prairie State.
Keith Hoffman and Arrion Curothers led Madison College in scoring with 14 points each. Curothers had nine rebounds, while Hoffman added eight. Malcom Reed was the only other player in double figures for the WolfPack, scoring 11 points.
Hoffman leads the team in scoring this season with an average of 15.4 points a game. He also leads the team in rebounds per game with an average of eight. Telin Porter and Nik Feller have both added 11.1 points a game.
Madison College’s next home game is Dec. 9 against Loras College JV. The team will then play four games before returning home on Jan. 15 to face Waubonsee Community College.
Madison College 70, College of Lake County 56
Freshman forward Keith Hoffman scored 23 points and hit four 3-point baskets to lead Madison College to a 70-56 victory over the College of Lake County on Dec. 2. The 23 points tied Hoffman’s season high in scoring.
Madison College led throughout most of the game after taking a 34-28 halftime lead. The second half was similar with the WolfPack outscoring Lake County, 36-28, to secure the victory.
Freshman Telin Porter came off the bench to score 15 points and post a team-high four assists. Nik Feller and Trevon Liggins each added eight points for the WolfPack.
Madison College 74,
Western Technical College 59
Madison College raced out to a 41-23 first-half lead as it easily defeated Western Technical College, 74-59, at home on Nov. 30.
Telin Porter and Keith Hoffman both scored 17 points to lead the WolfPack. Hoffman had nine rebounds and four steals, while Porter had four rebounds and four steals.
Madison College forced 24 Western turnovers that resulted in 21 points for the WolfPack. Western only scored nine points off of the WolfPack’s 16 turnovers.