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McKendree men’s basketball falls to Michigan Tech

Logan Kohrmann, a member of the McKendree University men’s basketball team, drives to the basket in the teams loss to Michigan Tech.
Logan Kohrmann, a member of the McKendree University men’s basketball team, drives to the basket in the teams loss to Michigan Tech.

The McKendree University men’s basketball team was defeated by Michigan Tech on Sunday afternoon, 75-69, on the final day of the GLVC/GLIAC Crossover hosted by Northern Michigan University.



Senior guard Nate Michael (St. Joseph, IL/St. Joseph-Ogden) led three Bearcats scoring in double figures with 17 points against the Huskies. McKendee, now 0-2 on the year, will head to Terre Haute, Ind., for its second exhibition game against an NCAA Division I this season against Indiana State University. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET.



Sophomore guard Carrington Bass (Floosmoor, IL/Crete-Monee) matched a career-high on Sunday with 14 points, while junior guard Logan Korhmann scored all 14 of his points in the second half versus Michigan Tech. Senior guard Giovanni Offard (Freeport, IL/Freeport) led the Bearcats with seven rebounds along with eight assists.



McKendree led for the majority of the first half on Sunday. The Bearcats used an 11-2 run to grab its first lead of the contest, 14-8, with 12:30 left in the period. McKendree drilled a trio of three-pointers during the spurt as Michael had the last five points during the stretch. The Bearcats eventually pushed their lead to 20-13 following two free throws by junior center Nolan Gerling (Germantown, IL/Mater Dei) at the 9:19 mark when Michigan Tech battled back.



The Huskies scored nine of the next 11 points to pull even at 22-22 just four minutes later. The teams traded scores before Bass connected on two free throws followed by a three-pointer to give McKendree a 29-24 cushion. Michigan Tech responded by ending the half on a 12-2 run to take a 36-31 lead at the intermission.



In the second half, Michigan Tech pushed its lead to 10 points before the Bearcats put together a comeback bid. A three-pointer by sophomore forward Jacob Donaldson (Effingham, IL/Effingham) capped a run of seven straight points to bring McKendree within 44-41 with 16:21 to play. The Bearcats eventually pulled as close as two points four different occasions, the last coming at 53-51 thanks to a jumper from Michael at the 9:03 mark. But the Huskies were able to fend off McKendree down the stretch to collect the non-conference win.



Bryan Heath led all players with 23 points for Michigan Tech.

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