|Mount Vernon Nazarene 15-4; 4-3||44||39||83|
|Goshen 9-10; 2-5||32||37||69|
|Jan. 10, 2017|
|Mount Vernon Nazarene||Indv. Leaders||Goshen|
|#21 Josh Ashwill - 19||Points||#13 Xavier Newson - 18|
|#20 Brett Vipperman - 11||Rebounds||#5 Christian Grider - 7|
|#21 Josh Ashwill - 6||Assists||#22 Devin Heath-Granger - 3|
|Mount Vernon Nazarene||Team Statistics||Goshen|
|48.2% (27 - 56)||Field Goals %||40.9% (27 - 66)|
|35% (7 - 20)||3 Point Field Goals %||33.3% (7 - 21)|
|75.9% (22 - 29)||Free Throws||61.5% (8 - 13)|
|12||2nd Chance Pts||9|
GOSHEN, IN – The Mount Vernon Nazarene University men's basketball team took home a Crossroads League win Tuesday evening in Goshen Indiana, beating Goshen College 83-69.
· Final Score: MVNU 83, Goshen 69
· Records: MVNU 15-4 (4-3), Goshen 9-10 (2-5)
· Josh Ashwill (SR/Dublin OH)- 19 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists
· Brett Vipperman (SO/Mansfield, OH)- 18 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists
· Trey McBride (FR/Cincinnati, OH)- 15 points, 4 rebounds
· Deontae Cole (SR/Toledo, OH)- 13 points, 4 rebounds
· Jacob Paul (FR/Canton, OH)- 13 points, (3-5 3PT)
· The Cougars started the game strong, creating a 17-6 lead in the first seven minutes of play.
· Goshen would keep the game in reach for the rest of the half, but Deontae Cole would give MVNU their largest lead in the first half with a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
· The Cougars would shoot 53% and hold the Maple Leafs to just 35% shooting in the half as they led 44-32.
· Goshen would look to claw into the Cougars' lead in the second half, but MVNU held their double-digit lead for the rest of the contest.
· Josh Ashwill gave MVNU their largest lead of the game at the 2:36 mark with a pair of free throws.
· The Cougars would finish the contest up 83-69.
· MVNU finished the game shooting 48% from the floor while outrebounding the Maple Leafs 36-33.
· Goshen had strong performances from Xavier Newson (18 points, 6 rebounds) and Christian Grider (14 points, 7 rebounds)
POSTGAME WITH COACH RONAI
"Gritty road from our guys tonight. This is a tough mid week trip and I am really proud of our guys' effort and focus for 40 minutes. Goshen is so well coached and are really tough to play at home. Time to get better tomorrow."
NEXT FOR THE COUGARS
MVNU will be back at home this Saturday to face #9 Bethel College inside Ariel Arena. The Crossroads League matchup is a double header, with the women's team scheduled to tip off at 1:00, and the men will follow at 3:00.