Menlo's bid at ending perfection went by the books inside Mayo Gymnasium Complex on the campus of Cal Maritime. A good game throughout saw the Keelhaulers pull away for a 64-43 victory to complete their undefeated conference season at 12-0. With the loss the Oaks fall to 5-6 with one game remaining in the regular season.
ChaRunn Jones got the Oaks off to a fast start, nailing three early three-pointers to give Menlo an early advantage. Jones ended the half with four treys as part of a half high 12 points as the Oaks entered the break down by only one.
The exciting, heart stopping action of the first half quickly evaporated as the Keelhaulers turned it on in the second half, outscoring Menlo 35-15 to pick up the win. Maritime shot 45.7% as a team in the game's final 20 minutes, led by stellar evening by senior guard Isaiah Moore. Moore tallied a double-double with a game high 19 points and 13 rebounds in his final regular season home game in his storied Keelhauler career. Fellow senior Josh Greenwell added 11 points in the victory.
As far as the Oaks are concerned, Jones led the team with 14 points and Tim Tatum notched his seventh conference double-double with ten points and 11 boards.
Now at 5-6, Menlo will be battling for the right to host a playoff game in the Cal Pac postseason conference tournament as they hit the Haynes-Prim hardwood this Saturday, February 18th at 7:30pm against rival Holy Names. Before the game the Oaks will honor their five seniors, Alexander Engel, Abram Dukes, Tim Tatum, Andrew Young, and manager Sean Meyer in what will be their final regular season home game in their Menlo careers.