Loss opens conference play

Madison College falls to College of DuPage after high-scoring second half


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Madison College’s Deante Luster fends off a defender during the Jan. 10 game against Bryant and Stratton College.

Clarion Staff Report

After holding College of DuPage to 26 points in the first half, the Madison College men’s basketball team surrendered 50 points in the second half of their game on Jan. 12.
The result? A 76-70 loss at home in the WolfPack’s conference opener.
Madison College held a 29-26 lead at halftime, but fell back in the second half when the game took on a faster pace. DuPage outscored Madison College, 50-41, in the half.
Keith Hoffman led Madison College with 31 points and eight rebounds. Telin Porter added 13 points, while Nik Feller scored 11.
Madison College fell to 8-9 overall. Next up are road games at Joliet Junior College on Jan. 17 and at Harper College on Jan. 19.

Bryant and Stratton College 74, Madison College 53
A 15-2 run to close out the first half put Bryant and Stratton in control of the game as it posted a 74-53 victory over host Madison College on Jan. 10. Hoffman and Porter both scored 10 points to lead the WolfPack.

Madison College 75, Elgin Community College 70
A big second half led Madison College to a 75-70 victory over Elgin Community College on Dec. 29. The WolfPack outscored its opponent, 42-28, in the half to claim the victory. Hoffman led Madison College with 26 points and 13 rebounds.

Madison College 75, Kishwaukee College 62
Freshman Deante Luster scored a career-high 31 points to lead Madison College to a 75-62 victory over Kishwaukee College at home on Dec. 10. Luster hit 12 of 16 shots from the field, including three of five 3-pointers.

Loras College JV 78, Madison College 77
A game that saw Madison College rally by scoring 54 points in the second half was decided by a free throw that gave Loras College a 78-77 victory on Dec. 8. Cortez Telfered hit a 3-pointer in the final minute to tie the game and give his team a chance. Hoffman had 18 points to lead the WolfPack, while Luster and Feller both scored 16.