CR men suffer first loss at Mendo tournament

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The College of the Redwoods men’s basketball team suffered its fist loss of the new season at the Mendocino College tournament on Friday afternoon, falling 84-70 to Los Medanos.

Donald Willis scored a team-high 19 points for CR, which dropped to 4-1, while teammate Drew Gillette added 15 points.

“Los Medanos was spectacular tonight,” CR head coach Ryan Bisio said. “They had that hungry look in their eyes and took it to us from the opening tip.”

Newcomer Jon Nchekwube continued his impressive start to the season and chipped in 12 points for CR.

The Corsairs will continue tourney play against Mendocino on Saturday at 4 p.m.

“There’s a lot for us to learn from tonight, which I’m confident we will,” Bisio said.

Los Mendanos improved to 4-0.

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