WHEATON, Ill. – The Carthage College men’s basketball team fell in close competition to Wheaton (Ill.) 71-68 in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin action on Monday at King Arena.
The Thunder (10-4, 4-1 CCIW) started with a small 10-8 over the Red Men (10-4, 2-3 CCIW). A hook shot from Brad Perry gave Carthage a 14-13 lead with 13:15 left in the half. With the score tied at 24, Wheaton used a 13-6 run to go into the intermission break up 37-30.
The Thunder grew the lead to ten at 56-46 over the first eight minutes of the second half before a 9-0 run for Carthage shrank the deficit to 56-52. The Red Men tied the game at 61 with a jumper from Jordon Kedrowski until Wheaton (Ill.) regained control of the game at 67-65. A Thunder layup extended the margin to 71-67 with 2:30 remaining. Carthage kept the deficit to three but the Red Men were unable to complete the comeback, Wheaton (Ill.) took the victory 71-68.
Carthage returns home facing No. 10 Elmhurst at home on Wednesday, January 15 at 7 p.m.
Jordon Kedrowski led the way for Carthage finishing with 24 points and three assists.
Brad Perry collected his second consecutive double-double finishing with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Fillip Bulatovic added 13 points and five rebounds while Sean Johnson and Crishawn Cook chipped in with seven points apiece.
It marked the 12th game this season three or more Red Men scored in double-digits in points.
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