By JERAMY STOVER, Staff Reporter
With one final game remaining in their up and down season, the University of Michigan-Dearborn men’s basketball team could only hope. Hope they would get past their struggles on the road and defeat Concordia. And then hope they would get the help they need in order to make the conference playoffs.
Neither would happen.
The Wolverines lost to Concordia 75-57 Saturday, putting an end to their season.
Jamiel Strickland led the Wolverines with 13 points. Cole and Gage Throgmorton each finished with 11 points.
Concordia’s Josh Fugate led all scorers with 22 points.
With 4:09 left in the first half, the game was tied at 23. The Cardinals would then go on an 11-0 run to put the Wolverines in a six-foot hole they wouldn’t be able to climb out of.
With a 16-point halftime lead, the Cardinals would not allow the Wolverines deficit to reach single digits.
Brandon Cole blocked a Cardinals shot with 9:26 left and turned it into a made field goal of his own.
But after that play, Concordia would finish the game on a 19-11 run that effectively ended the Wolverines season.
On Wednesday, Feb. 18, UM-Dearborn defeated Indiana Tech 71-53 on Senior Night. Strickland, playing in his final home game, led the Wolverines with 11 points.
UM-Dearborn finishes the season with an 11-19 (7-15 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference) record.