By Daegiona Wilson
Staff photographer

Lorenzo Martinez, senior forward, excutes the play in the paint after a lob pass from Noah Webster, junior gaurd. Martinez lead the night in rebounding, grabbing 10. (Daegiona Wilson, Staff photographer)Noah Webster, junior guard, defends falcon on a drive to the paint. Troy Baker, junior forward, contributes to the stop by playing help defensive. The Builders went into half-time with a 37-43 deficit against the falcons. (Daegiona Wilson, Staff photographer)Troy Baker, junior forward, fights for a pass while a falcon defender denies. Baker ended the night 4-6 from the field, totaling 10 points. (Daegiona Wilson, Staff photographer)Ahmad Pratt, junior forward, connects from beyond the arc. Pratt was second in scoring for the Builders, clinching 14 points. (Daegiona Wilson, Staff photographer)Geoff Salas, junior guard, plays lock down defense against the falcons. Salas secured three defensive rebounds for the Moundbuilders. (Daegiona Wilson, Staff photographer)Andrew Hamm, senior guard, knocks down the free throw late in the second half. (Daegiona Wilson, Staff photographer)

The Builders closed out their last conference game Feb. 22 in an 87-71 fashion against conference rival, Friends Falcons.

From start to finish, both teams battled each procession. The Falcons took a 38-43 lead heading into half-time.

Following half-time, the game heated up as the rivalry started to show. In such a physical battle, with 4:35 left on the clock, the Builders lead 68-65.

The Moundbuilders caught fire soon after, going for back-to-back threes from Goeff Salas, junior guard, and Troy Baker, junior forward. The Builders were able to close out the win, clinching the No. 2 spot in the KCAC.

Heading into Thursday, the Builders No. 2 seed, will face the Bethel Threshers, No. 7 seed in the first game of post-season play.

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