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MARION, Ind. – It was anything but a silent night in Luckey Arena as a raucous crowed witnessed No. 6 Indiana Wesleyan secure a 95-86 win over Taylor (Ind.) in men’s basketball action. Kyle Mangas poured in 30 points to lead the Wildcats to their 13th consecutive victory in the IWU-TU Rivalry Game sponsored by Marion General Hospital.

 

GAME VITALS

  • Score:  Indiana Wesleyan def. Taylor, 95-86
  • Records:  Indiana Wesleyan  21-6, 12-3 Crossroads League   |   Taylor 15-12, 6-9 Crossroads League
  • NAIA Top- 25 Rank:  Indiana Wesleyan – No. 6   |   Taylor – Not ranked
  • Location:   Luckey Arena   |   Indiana Wesleyan University   |   Marion, Indiana

 

STAT TRACKER

INSIDE THE BOXSCORE

  • The Trojans were able to gain a one point lead early in the second half. The Wildcats responded with a 13-2 run to lead 74-64 at the midway point of the half and the Trojans could get no closer than 7 the rest of the night.
  • Indiana Wesleyan shot 60.6-percent in the opening half on 20-of-33 shooting and finished at 58.6-percent (34 of 58).
  • Indiana Wesleyan has won 13 straight games against Taylor and 19 of the last 21. Coach Greg Tonagel improves to 24-5 all-time vs. the Grant County rival.
  • Kyle Mangas breached the 30-point plateau for the fourth time this season.

COACH TONAGEL SAYS…

  • “I have to give Taylor a lot of credit. They played really well and they pushed us tonight. And I saw another gear in our own team. We took a good shot and we continued to play. I am really proud of the different ways our guys are stepping up.”

NEXT TIME OUT

  • Indiana Wesleyan battles No. 3 Saint Francis (Ind.) on Saturday in a top-10 showdown. The game starts at 3 p.m. in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Huntington (Ind.) upset Saint Francis tonight and IWU and USF are now tied atop the Crossroads League standings with three games to play.