by Amanda Jarzynski
Benedictine men’s basketball had a very busy week playing four games since February 8th. Of their four games, the Eagles took three decisive victories and lost the fourth in overtime.
Their first game was the overtime loss against Milwaukee School of Engineering. The Eagles dominated most of the first half of the game making point after point until they were up by nine points. Milwaukee battled back to close the scoring gap, but were unable to, and the Eagles increased their lead to 13 points.
In the second half, Milwaukee came back hard and worked their way to take the lead over BenU. They were up by five with just a few minutes left in the game. The Eagles continued to fight, and eventually, the game went into overtime thanks to a couple of last minute free throws by Mike Woolf.
In the end, Milwaukee ended the game with a total of 80 points
against BenU’s 74 points. The lead point scorers for the Eagles were Woolf and Tim McGinty who both scored 19 points. Following them was Kane Steger with 14 points.
The loss didn’t seem to affect the Benedictine Eagles going into the next three games. Each game the Eagles won by a wide margin, starting with their 83-59 victory of Dominican University on February 11th.
BenU next played their rescheduled game against Edgewood College. The game had been postponed due to the severe snow accumulation. The Eagles came out victorious 71-66.
Last Saturday, the Eagles faced Lakeland College and finished their victory with 97 points versus Lakeland’s 85 points. The Eagles led the game in points the whole time. The team was led by Michael Blaszczyk who scored a personal best total of 28 points.
There is only one game left in the regulation season for the men’s basketball team. It will be played at 7:00 p.m. on February 19th in the Dan and Ada Rice Center against Rockford University.