|Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh||37||38||75|
|Feb. 8, 2017|
|Goshen (Ind.)||Indv. Leaders||Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh|
|#15 Conner Funkhouser - 16||Points||#20 Brett Vipperman - 24|
|#13 Xavier Newson - 10||Rebounds||#21 Josh Ashwill - 10|
|#21 Dominique Cartier - 5||Assists||#21 Josh Ashwill - 10|
|Goshen (Ind.)||Team Statistics||Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh|
|41.5% (27 - 65)||Field Goals %||55.1% (27 - 49)|
|40% (6 - 15)||3 Point Field Goals %||30% (6 - 20)|
|62.5% (10 - 16)||Free Throws||62.5% (15 - 24)|
|13||2nd Chance Pts||7|
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – The Mount Vernon Nazarene University men's basketball team won their 19th regular season contest 75-70 against the visiting Goshen Maple Leafs in Crossroads League action Tuesday evening.
· Final Score: MVNU 75, Goshen 70
· Records: MVNU 19-8 (8-7), Goshen 10-17 (3-12)
· Brett Vipperman (SO/Mansfield, OH)- 24 points, 7 rebounds
· Josh Ashwill (SR/Dublin OH)- 14 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists
· Trey McBride (FR/Cincinnati, OH)- 12 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks
· Deontae Cole (SR/Toledo, OH)- 10 points, 3 steals
· Patrick Lucas (SR/Madison, VA)- 6 points, 6 rebounds
· The Cougars snuck out to an early lead in the beginning of the first half, going on an 11-2 run capped off by a Brett Vipperman trey.
· The Maple Leafs would respond, shrinking the Cougars' lead to 20-16 at the 9:45 mark from a Billy Geschke layup.
· MVNU would not be rattled, as the Cougars would stretch their lead back to ten, 33-23, thanks to an Emmett Fraley (SO/Battle Creek, MI) bucket, and head into halftime up 37-31.
· The Cougars would come out of the locker room hot, compiling a 5-0 run to begin the second half. A few minutes later, back to back triples from Jeremiah Roberts (SO/Toledo, OH) and Trey McBride would give the Cougars their largest lead of the game, 54-40.
· Goshen would not back down, storming back and cutting MVNU's lead to 57-55 at the 6:15 mark.
· In the last 4:30 to play, Josh Ashwill would score 12 of the Cougars' 14 final points to propel MVNU over the Maple Leafs 75-70 despite the Leafs' attempt at a comeback. Ashwill would finish the contest with his first career triple-double, as he would tally 14 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists.
· MVNU finished shooting 55.1% shooting, while holding Goshen to 41.5% shooting in the contest. MVNU shared the ball well, dishing out 21 assists, as 8 of the 9 Cougars would tally an assist in the stat sheet.
· Goshen would have strong performances from Connor Funkhouser (16 points) and Xavier Newson (10 points, 10 rebounds).
NEXT FOR THE COUGARS
MVNU will be on the road as they take on nationally ranked #3 Bethel College Saturday afternoon. The Cougars will be in a Crossroads League double header with the Lady Cougars tipping off at 1:00pm and the men to follow at 3:00pm.