|Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh||37||46||83|
|Jan. 25, 2017|
|Mount Vernon, OH|
|Grace (Ind.)||Indv. Leaders||Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh|
|#20 Tre Olive - 34||Points||#12 Trey McBride - 19|
|#30 Logan Godfrey - 10||Rebounds||#20 Brett Vipperman - 7|
|#2 Braxton Linville - 4||Assists||#21 Josh Ashwill - 8|
|Grace (Ind.)||Team Statistics||Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh|
|54.2% (32 - 59)||Field Goals %||45.2% (28 - 62)|
|54.5% (6 - 11)||3 Point Field Goals %||46.2% (12 - 26)|
|86.4% (19 - 22)||Free Throws||78.9% (15 - 19)|
|7||2nd Chance Pts||7|
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – The Mount Vernon Nazarene University men's basketball team was headlined by senior point guard Josh Ashwill (SR/Dublin OH) scoring his career 1,000th point in the Cougars loss against Grace College Wednesday evening. The Dublin, Ohio native finished the contest with 15 points and 8 assists, giving him a total of 1.008 career points through tonight's game.
· Final Score: MVNU 83, Grace 89
· Records: MVNU 16-7 (5-6), Grace 10-13 (2-9)
· Trey McBride (FR/Cincinnati, OH)- 19 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists
· Brett Vipperman (SO/Mansfield, OH)- 18 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists
· Josh Ashwill- 15 points, 3 rebounds, 8 assists
· Joey Schmitz (JR/Carroll, OH)- 11 points (3-4 3PT)
· The first half of play was neck and neck for the Cougars and the Lancers. 4 ties, 5 lead changes, and no lead was larger than 7 points in the first 20 minutes.
· The Lancers caught fire from behind the arc in the first half, knocking down 6 of their 8 three point attempts.
· Entering the 2nd half of play, the Cougars would quickly erase a 5-point deficit with two treys from Joey Schmitz and Josh Ashwill again. This particular 3-pointer at the 18 minute mark was Ashwills 1,000th career point to pull the Cougars within 1.
· Trey McBride would score the next 8 points for the Cougars as MVNU would take a 51-46 lead with 16 minutes remaining.
· MVNU would hold that lead until the 3:04 mark, as Grace would climb back and take the lead.
· McBride gave the Cougars an 82-81 lead with 1:31 remaining from a fast break layup, but the Lancers would be able to capitalize, finishing the game with free throws.
· Grace had strong performances from Tre Olive (34 points, 7 rebounds), and Braxton Linville (21 points 8-9 FG)
NEXT FOR THE COUGARS
MVNU will host the Cougars from the University of Saint Francis in double-header action with the Lady Cougars inside Ariel Arena Saturday afternoon. The women's game is set to tip off at 1:00pm with the men to follow at 3:00pm.