The men’s basketball season came to an end two weeks ago, after a tough loss to Lewis & Clark College 74-70.

The team finished with an overall record of 12-13, while finishing fifth in the North West Conference with a record of 6-10.

“It was a tough season, we didn’t play to what our expectations were, but we are a very talented team moving forward into next season,” said sophomore forward Nate Olowo.

Throughout the season the Boxers struggled on the road, going just 4-9 outside the Stoller Center.

The team did thrive at home, going 8-4, including a triple overtime thriller against Lewis & Clark earlier in the season, in which freshmen guard JJ Spitler came o the bench and made two clutch three-point shots to propel the Boxers to victory.

“JJ is a great shooter,” said sophomore guard Zach Chong. “As he gets bigger and stronger he’ll have a lot more potential to score more points next year.”

Although the team will lose some crucial leadership from seniors DeVon Pouncey and Skyler Burgess, this year’s addition of junior college transfers KC Harris and Michael Joseph will certainly help fill those roles moving into next year.

The duo combined for 23.4 points per game as well as 4.1 assists per game, which could play an important role in the team’s success next year.

The team will also keep some depth down low next season, as the team returns sophomore forward Nate Olowo who played a solid amount minutes and finished second on the team in rebounds, grabbing a total of 165 this season.

The team is also seeing some positive light from its junior varsity program, who after a slow start losing their rst seven games, managed to win ve straight to end on a positive note.

The Boxers will head into the of season in hopes of bettering their record to gain a birth into the North West Conference tournament next season. The team looks to improve next year.

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