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Bethel MBB falter late at No.21 USF

by | Jan 19, 2022 | Basketball Blogs, Featured | 0 comments

COUGARS SHUT DOWN PILOTS IN SECOND STANZA

FORT WAYNE – Bethel Men’s Basketball held a halftime lead over the 21st-ranked Cougars on Tuesday but could not keep Saint Francis down in a 90-75 defeat on the road. Jared DeHart led the Pilots with 27 points off the bench, going 11-15 from the field.

GAME VITALS

Score: Saint Francis def. Bethel 90-75
Records: Bethel (11-10, 4-5) | Saint Francis (17-4, 7-2)
NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll: Bethel – NR | Saint Francis – No. 21
Location: Hutzell Athletic Center | University of Saint Francis | Fort Wayne, Ind.

STAT TRACKER

Zac Owens: 21 pts, 5 reb, 4-7 3-pt
Jared DeHart: 27 pts, 5-7 3-pt, 11-15 fg
Nathan Aerts: 8 pts, 9 reb, 2 ast
Brandon Hunt: 2 pts, 7 reb

INSIDE THE BOXSCORE

The Pilots only forced 3 Cougar turnovers and were only able to score 6 points off the turnovers, compared to the Pilots’ 13 turnovers and the Cougars’ 15 points.
The Pilots outrebounded the Cougars 42-35, including 13-8 on the offensive end, but were only able to capitalize with 8 second chance points.
The Cougars opened the second half on a 22-10 run over the first seven minutes to lead 63-50. The Pilots were only able to get the margin back into single digits on two possessions the rest of the way.

NEXT TIME OUT

The Pilots return to the Wiekamp Athletic Center on Saturday to host Spring Arbor at 3:00 pm.