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Grace Basketball improves to 8-0

WINONA LAKE, Ind. – Grace’s men’s basketball team continued its unbeaten start to the season with a 108-65 win over Emmaus Bible on Saturday.

Grace ended the weekend with two wins in the Terry Polston Hoops for Hope, which raises money for local cancer care in Kosciusko County.

All 14 players for the Lancers (8-0) made a field goal, led by 16 points by Tim Swanson. He needed only 16 minutes to shoot 7-of-9 from the floor for his 16 points, and Headen Deaton added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists in 18 minutes.

Logan Godfrey also did major damage in limited minutes. He shot 6-of-8 from the floor, producing 15 points in less than 16 minutes of action.

The Lancers quickly assumed a 10-point lead in Saturday’s game. Braxton Linville and Deaton buried back-to-back 3-pointers to put Grace ahead 17-7 after five minutes.

Grace’s scoring continued at a torrid pace in the first half, and the Lancers claimed a 50-20 edge at halftime. The Lancers shot 57 percent from the floor compared to 26 percent for Emmaus.

Emmaus trailed by at least 30 points for the duration of the second half, and the Lancers cruised to a comfortable 43-point win.

Jaret Sons scored 10 points while shooting 4-of-5, Linville handed out nine assists, and Martin Schiele had eight points and two assists.

Eddie Gill IV tallied 6 points, 4 boards and 2 assists, Joseph Smith added six points and six boards, and David Holden chipped in six points and three rebounds.

For the game Grace shot 63 percent from the floor, 50 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the foul line. The Lancers committed nine turnovers and owned a plus-13 advantage in rebounding.

At the tournament’s conclusion, Deaton and Sons were named to the All-Tournament Team. Schiele was also named the inaugural winner of the Charles Hollar Mental Attitude award.

The Lancers kick off Crossroads League play next week. Grace travels to the defending NAIA champion No. 1 Indiana Wesleyan on Tuesday at 8 p.m.