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Pilots MBB Go Cold Down the Stretch at No.9 IWU

by | Jan 9, 2022 | Basketball Blogs, Featured | 0 comments

Pilots Go Cold Down the Stretch at IWU

MARION, Ind. – Bethel Men’s Basketball gave No. 9 Indiana Wesleyan all they could handle for nearly 38 minutes but could not get any closer than five and fell 89-77 on Saturday afternoon. Zac Owens led the Pilots with 16 points.

GAME VITALS
• Score: Indiana Wesleyan def. Bethel 89-77
• Records: Bethel (10-8, 3-3) | Indiana Wesleyan (15-3, 6-0)
• NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll: Bethel – NR | Indiana Wesleyan – No. 9
• Location: Luckey Arena | Indiana Wesleyan University | Marion, Ind.

STAT TRACKER
• Zac Owens: 16 pts, 2 reb, 2 stl
• Wesley Burse: 12 pts, 3 stl, 2-5 3-pt
• Jani Griffith: 12 pts, 11 reb, 4-8 fg
• Nathan Aerts: 9 pts, 7 reb, 3-6 fg

INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
• The Wildcats led from start to finish.
• The Pilots were as close as five points with 2:29 remaining but went scoreless down the stretch while the Wildcats made 7-of-12 free throws to seal the win. The Pilots were 0-6 with a turnover in their final seven possessions.
• Nathan Aerts went over 900 career points in the game.

NEXT TIME OUT
• The Pilots host Mount Vernon Nazarene on Tuesday at 7:00 pm.