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Basketball ‘Cats losing streak reaches 12 games after 80-69 loss to Concord

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College men’s basketball returned to home court Wednesday as it hosted Concord University and was defeated for a 12th straight time this season, 80-69 in Rockefeller Center.

Statistically, the game was close with the deciding factor pointing to bench player scoring. Concord recorded 39 points from its non-starters to the Bobcats’ 25 bench points.

Wesleyan’s point guard Alex Mirhosseini continued to climb the team’s scoring leader board with a 16-point performance, going 7-of-16 from the field, to increase his season average to 14.8 points-per-game, second to scoring leader Deiker Padrino’s 15.3 average. Mirhosseini’s 121 points since December leads all Bobcats in that time span.

Three ‘Cats added 10 points each: Maxwell Harris (3-of-5 field goals and 3-of-3 from the line), Curtis Litton (4-of-8 field goals and 2-of-2 from the line) and Joshua Johnson (5-of-12 field goals). Jalen Canada added seven points and Padrino scored six.

Leading Concord was Amare Smith’s 14 points (5-of-9 field goals and 2-of-2 from the line), Corey Boston’s 12 points (4-of-9 field goals and 2-of-2 from the line) and JJ Harper’s 10 points (4-of-10 field goals and 1-of-2 from the line).

The Bobcats travel to Glenville State University Saturday, Jan. 13 where the team will look for its first win since its season opener. Tipoff is slated for 4 p.m. in the Waco Center.

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