It was a tough way to end the season, but the men’s basketball team fell to the Friends University Falcons 92-87 Saturday evening in Wichita. It was the final game for seniors Justin Diggles, guard, Jason McCormack, guard, and Tim Miser, guard.
Friends dominated the first half, outscoring the Builders 39-27. The men didn’t quit. They fought back in the second half. Despite a late surge by Southwestern, the men couldn’t quite finish as they lost their third game to Friends this season.
Diggles, who is the team’s leading scorer, had a career game, scoring 40 points. He finished the night going 15-20 from the field, 5-7 from three-point land, and 5-7 from the free throw line. Miser followed with 14 points and Travis Thurau, junior forward, led the Builders with nine rebounds.
Both teams had a good game shooting the ball as the Falcons finished with a 54.4 field goal percentage, compared to Southwestern’s 47.6. Friends had the advantage on the boards as they outrebounded the men 35-20. The Builders did have five less turnovers than Friends and seven more steals.
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