Men’s basketball season ends in a loss

Leah Fogelsanger, Sports Co-Editor

The Bison men’s basketball team has faced an unforgettable season with hard fought battles both on and off the court. Rattled with not only several injuries throughout the season, the Bison also faced an onslaught of inconveniences when it came to COVID-19 restrictions and policies. Unfortunately for the men’s basketball team, their 2020-2021 season ended earlier than they had hoped with a loss in the Patriot League Tournament Semifinals. 

On March 10, the Orange and Blue were unable to hold off the scoring drive of Colgate as they faced off in Hamilton, N.Y., which ended in a final score of 105-75. The second-seeded Raiders came out hot, posting 58 points in just the first half and 47 points in the second. 

However, those Colgate points did not go unanswered. John Meeks ’21 had another phenomenal week with a team-high 23 points on 10-for-20 shooting. Meeks finishes the season with a 25.3 points per game scoring average, one of the highest in the country. 

Other Bison who contributed big on the court were Andrew Funk ’22, Andre Screen ’24 and Walter Ellis ’21. Funk added 13 points, while both Screen and Ellis added eight points each with six rebounds and six assists, respectively. 

From the field, the Bison shot 44.6 percent but hit only just 8 of 28 of their 3-point attempts. The Raiders shot 52.6 percent from the field and went 11-for-19 from downtown. The Raiders, ranked as the fourth highest scoring team in the country, accumulated a 50-28 rebounding average, which led to a 20-9 edge over the Bison in second-chance points. 

Fortunately for the Bison, they have a young team that is strong and ready for the next season. 

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