|Spring Arbor (Mich.) 11-8, 3-4 CL||33||36||69|
|Bethel (Ind.) 16-3, 6-1 CL||44||36||80|
|Jan. 10, 2017|
|Spring Arbor (Mich.)||Indv. Leaders||Bethel (Ind.)|
|#11 Paul Marandet - 24||Points||#10 Caleb Oetjen - 23|
|#22 Thomas Starks - 8||Rebounds||#42 Gage Ott - 9|
|#24 Xavier Prather - 5||Assists||3 Players - 3|
|Spring Arbor (Mich.)||Team Statistics||Bethel (Ind.)|
|42.1% (24 - 57)||Field Goals %||48.4% (30 - 62)|
|40.9% (9 - 22)||3 Point Field Goals %||36.4% (8 - 22)|
|63.2% (12 - 19)||Free Throws||75% (12 - 16)|
|8||2nd Chance Pts||11|
MISHAWAKA, Ind. – The Spring Arbor University men's basketball team looked to bounce back in Crossroads League play as it traveled south to play the No. 9 ranked Pilots of Bethel College Tuesday night.
The Cougars were hot out of the gate as they jumped out to a quick six point lead. But, the Pilots would respond and end the first half a mini run to push the halftime deficit to 11. Trailing by as much as 15 in the second half, SAU would mount a valiant effort and cut the lead to three with less than four minutes to play. But, the run was too little, too late as the home team would hang on to win 80-69.
FINAL SCORE: Spring Arbor 69, #9 Bethel 80
LOCATION: Gates Gymnasium | Mishawaka, Ind.
RECORDS: Spring Arbor 11-8 (3-4 CL), Bethel 16-3 (6-1 CL)
HOW IT HAPPENED
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE
FOR THE PILOTS
Spring Arbor will return home for another conference tilt with Grace College (9-10, 1-6 CL) Saturday, Jan. 14 for a 3 p.m. tip off. The Cougars will welcome back and recognize the 1996-97 team at halftime of the contest. The team, led by head coach Doug Noll, won a program record 29 games that season on its way to the Elite 8 of the NAIA national tournament and a No. 4 national ranking.