Men’s basketball looks to improve

Joliet Junior College Men’s basketball is showing strong signs of improvement over the past few games, but continue to fall short with a current record of 2-7.

On Dec. 1, the Wolves fell to Morton with a score of 64-90. Nolan Kennedy lead the team with four rebounds and Trey Wornica scored the most with 15 points. This was unfortunately the Wolves seventh loss.

Kennedy averages 4.9 rebounds per game currently while Wornica averages 11.2 points per game.

In another recent close game, men’s basketball fell three points short at the buzzer against Chicago’s Olive-Harvey College ending with a score of 80-83 on Nov. 27 in Joliet. The game was a tough one to lose as Joliet trailed by single digits for most of the game.

It was an extremely close game with the clock ticking down in the fourth quarter and the Wolves found themselves in the position to push the game into overtime with only three seconds on the clock.

With a three-pointer, they would be able to stay in the game. Unfortunately, they did not get the ball into the basket for the three-pointer, leaving JJC’s Event Center’s crowd quiet and stunned.

Bolingbrook’s Isaiah Clemons put up solid numbers with 22 points, four steals, four assists, four rebounds, and shot 87.5% from the free throw line. He is averaging 16.8 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game, and 2.2 assists per game.

Shorewood’s Jaylen Jones put up 21 points for himself against the Panthers. In addition, Jones had three assists, three steals, and 5 rebounds. Jones is averaging 13.1 points per game, 3.9 rebounds per game, and 4.3 assists per game.

Lemont’s Bobby Shurilla earned himself a double-double this game with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Shurilla is shooting 60.9% in field goals and averages 5.1 rebounds per game.

Overall as a team, Joliet’s men’s basketball is currently averaging 72.4 points per game, 69.5% from the foul line, averaging 36.3 rebounds per game, and 12.1 assists per game.

The Wolves will need to step up their game soon if they hope to end the season on a high note. As the season continues, they hope to improve their gameplay with plenty of games to do just that with 20 still remaining at this time. The Wolves basketball will have their next home game on Dec. 11 against Robert Morris University at 7 p.m.