MILWAUKEE, WI (March 2, 2018) – The Bryant & Stratton College Bobcats went on the road last night to Carl Sandburg College where they suffered a 68-52 loss in their first ever Region IV Quarter Finals appearance.
The Bobcats (15-15) were unable to compete in the regional playoffs last season due to the NJCAA bylaws which prohibits first-year athletic programs from playoff participation.
Getting off to a slow start, the Chargers struck first as they got out to a 19-10 lead with seven minutes remaining in the first half. With two minutes left before half, the Chargers extended the lead to 11 points.
"The effort was there but we struggled knocking down shots," Bobcats head coach Brian Richert said.
At half the Bobcats trailed the Chargers 30-21.
Throughout the second half, the game remained even as the Bobcats trailed by 10 midway through the half.
"We were fighting but we just could not get over the hump," Richert said.
Despite a late push by the Bobcats cutting the deficit to six points, the Chargers were able to hang on to the lead and eventually go on to win by double-digits.
The Bobcats end their season with a .500 record which is a significant improvement from last season's 11-18 record.
The Bryant & Stratton College coaching staff will continue recruiting as they look to prepare for next season.