Crowe Eclipses 1,000-Point Mark in Regular Season Finale


WINONA LAKE, Ind. – Evan Crowe became the 40th player in Taylor’s men’s basketball history to score 1,000-career points, as the junior poured in a season-high 30 in a 103-92 loss at Grace on Saturday in TU’s final game of the regular season.


Crowe sank 11-of-17 shots, including six-of-nine looks from deep to lead all players in the scoring column, while moving into 40th on TU’s all-time scoring charts with 1,023 points and sixth in program history with 214 made triples.


The Franklin High product did much of his damage during the second half, netting 22 points on eight-of-10 shooting over the final 20 minutes and sinking four-of-five looks from beyond the arc.


Crowe single-handedly kept the Trojans in the game by scoring 20-of-22 points for TU from the 8:52 mark to the 4:25 point of the final period. The efforts helped Taylor cut a 75-62 deficit down to 91-84, but Grace (12-18, 5-13 CL) maintained control by scoring 60 second-half points on 19-of-29 shooting and a six-of-seven showing from downtown to complete the 103-92 victory.


Crowe finished the game with 30 points and four rebounds, while Jake Heggeland added 20 points and three blocks. The juniors combined to shoot 19-of-28 from the field for Taylor, while the rest of the squad posted a 14-of-39 output.


Tim Fleming came off the bench to add 14 points, five assists and three steals, while Vincent Miranda added seven points and six rebounds off the bench.


Taylor (16-14, 7-11 CL) closed the regular season with the loss on Saturday and will take the No. 8 seed into the Crossroads League Tournament, when it opens postseason play at top-seeded Indiana Wesleyan (23-7, 14-4 CL) on Wednesday at 7:00 pm.