By Angel Vadillo
Staff reporter

With their first conference game in their pockets, the men’s basketball team headed to Sterling College to challenge the Warriors. The men’s basketball team came up short with a final score of 81-74.

This makes the team record 1-1 in conference play and 10-2 overall. “We look at all the teams in the conference the same way, we don’t take anyone lightly and we are going to play our game no matter who our opponent is,” said Larry Vasquez, freshman guard. “We saw Sterling as a major test of our character as a team, and we need to work on post defense and transition defense to get better.”

It was a back and forth game played with intensity by both teams. Ethan Randolph, senior forward, led the Builders’ scoreboard with 24 points. Chris Nelson, senior forward, followed him with 16 points.

Josh Sipes, freshman manager, said, “I think the main thing the team has to work on is offensive efficiency and spacing.”

The Moundbuilders will be playing again Dec. 8 against the University of St. Mary at the Stewart Field House.

Angel Vadillo is a freshman majoring in communication. You may e-mail him at