The Austin College men’s basketball team trailed by 28 with 5:28 left and battled all the way back to within seven points late, but the furious comeback bid fell short as the ‘Roos fell, 94-84, to Elmhurst College on Wednesday afternoon in Hughey Gym.

The Austin College men’s basketball team trailed by 28 with 5:28 left and battled all the way back to within seven points late, but the furious comeback bid fell short as the ‘Roos fell, 94-84, to Elmhurst College on Wednesday afternoon in Hughey Gym.


Cody Meyers knocked down his fifth 3-pointer of the second half to make it 89-82 with 1:03 left. However, the Bluejays knocked down five free throws in the final minute of action.


Meyers came off the bench to hit 5-of-8 3s on his way to a team-high 15 points for the ’Roos (2-3), and Kevin Graham finished with 13. Ransom Okpala added 11 points, four rebounds, and three assists and Alan Sullivan scored 10 and added four boards in the loss.


Kyle Wuest hit 8-of-11 shots overall and 4-of-5 from 3 to lead all scorers with 26 points for Elmhurst, and added nine rebounds and four assists.


The ’Roos are back in action tonight as they host Hendrix at 6 p.m.