Tigers Drop Championship Game
A slow start to the second half proved to be costly for the Tiger men's basketball team as they fell 79-61 to Marian College in the championship game of the Marian Tournament. Marian is receiving votes in the NAIA poll.
Doane battled in the first half and went into the break trailing by two points, 34-32. The start of the second half however saw the Tigers fall behind by 17 points as Marian opened with a 19-4 run.
Trent Schlautman led the Tigers with 16 points while Josh Riser added 11 points and four assists. Elliott Mencl added eight points for the Tigers. Nick Reed led the team with five rebounds.
Jordan Tucker led Marian with 28 points, 17 coming in the first half. Brandon Malone posted 16 points and 11 rebounds. Tucker was named the MVP of the tournament.
Schlautman and Riser were named to the All-Tournament team.
Doane returns to action on December 30 with a trip to the University of South Dakota.