(File photo courtesy of Lauren Shomsky)
(File photo courtesy of Lauren Shomsky)

By DAN JENKINS, Wolves Men’s Basketball Beat Reporter

The Men’s basketball team dropped further in the standings Saturday afternoon after losing a matinee 65-51 to the Aquinas College Saints. The loss is the Wolves’ seventh in a row and third on their current road trip.

The Wolves were lead by their backcourt once again with senior guard Julius Porter leading the team with 12 points and freshman Eric Murphy adding 11. The offense rebounded somewhat, topping the 50 point mark for the first time in five games, but team chemistry still struggled as the team finished with only three assists.

The Saints were lead by the team’s leading scorer Brett Pfahler, who finished with a game high 20 points.

The Wolves’ only real downfall was shooting; the team kept up with Aquinas in every other category. The Wolves shot 35.1% from the field throughout the entire game (20-57).

They are now 0-4 in conference play and have dropped into last place in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) with a 2-8 overall record. Most of the team’s struggles can be pinned on the difficult schedule that they have endured so far this season with seven of their 10 games being on the road.

The Wolves will play the final game of their four game road trip at Marygrove College in Detroit to take on the 1-8 Mustangs. The team returns home this Saturday to take on the Northwestern Ohio Racers (Lima, OH) at 7:00pm.