By Kaci Mexico
February 27, 2016
In their final game of conference #24 Westmont Men’s Basketball (20-9, 9-7) fell to Menlo (10-19, 4-12) by a score of 79-93.
Westmont and Menlo were neck and neck for the first nine minutes of the first half, until Menlo pulled ahead after a 13-2 run that lasted four and a half minutes. This run gave Menlo an eight point lead (30-22) that they would work to hold on to and improve upon for the remainder of the game. The first half ended with the Warriors down 31-42.
In the second half, the Warriors attempted to chip away at the gap, while Menlo fought to keep their lead in the double figures.
With 4:46 left in the game, the Warriors closed the gap to only seven points when Sean Harmon hit a three-pointer (71-78). However, 30 seconds later, Menlo answered back with a three-pointer by Tyler Evens to recover their previous lead.
There was back-and-forth scoring for the majority of the second half and the Warriors could not seem to harness momentum.