|Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh||34||36||70|
|Jan. 14, 2017|
|Mount Vernon, OH|
|Bethel (Ind.)||Indv. Leaders||Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh|
|#10 Caleb Oetjen - 26||Points||#12 Trey McBride - 24|
|#30 Ryan Wassink - 9||Rebounds||#21 Josh Ashwill - 11|
|#10 Caleb Oetjen - 5||Assists||#20 Brett Vipperman - 4|
|Bethel (Ind.)||Team Statistics||Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh|
|57.4% (31 - 54)||Field Goals %||38.5% (25 - 65)|
|54.5% (6 - 11)||3 Point Field Goals %||31% (9 - 29)|
|82.4% (14 - 17)||Free Throws||68.8% (11 - 16)|
|8||2nd Chance Pts||12|
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – The Mount Vernon Nazarene University men's basketball team fell to Bethel College Saturday afternoon 70-82 in the NAIA National Network Game of the Week.
· Final Score: MVNU 70, #9 Bethel 82
· Records: MVNU 15-5 (4-4), #9 Bethel 17-3 (7-1)
· Trey McBride (FR/Cincinnati, OH)- 24 points, 10 steals, 5 rebounds, 3 assists
· Josh Ashwill (SR/Dublin OH)- 15 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists
· Brett Vipperman (SO/Mansfield, OH)- 7 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists
· Bethel began the contest sprinting out of the gates, piling together a 17-4 run in the first five minutes of play.
· A timeout would cool the Pilots momentum, as the Cougars would climb their way back into the ballgame, evening the contest 31-31 at the 4:36 mark thanks to a Trey McBride 3pointer.
· The Cougars' forced 12 Pilot turnovers in the first half, but the Pilots were able to stay hot from the field in the half, shooting 55%.
· The Cougars would again pile together a run, this time early in the second half, but the Pilots' high level shooting would help sustain a lead for the rest of the contest, giving the Cougars its fifth loss of the year.
· MVNU finished with 15 total steals, accumulating 30 points off turnovers in the contest. McBride managed to break the MVNU single game steal record with 10 steals. A record previously held by Brandon Short in 2011 with 8.
· Bethel had strong performances from Caleb Oetjen (26 points, 5 rebounds) and Clay Yeo (17 points, 6 rebounds)
POSTGAME WITH COACH RONAI
"Give Bethel a lot of credit. They are playing at a very high level and played very well today. We didn't do a great job of finishing around the basket area but we will bounce back and improve. Looking forward to getting better on Monday."
NEXT FOR THE COUGARS
MVNU will be on the road this Tuesday as they travel to Indianapolis, IN to take on the Marian Knights. Tip off is set for 7:00pm.