(Goshen, Ind.) The men's basketball team concluded the 2010 portion of the schedule Thursday night in a non-conference match-up at Goshen College.
It was a hard fought battle between the two teams with 52 total fouls called and 72 free-throws taken. The Maple Leafs of Goshen took advantage of 17 second chance points and outrebounded the Saints 40 - 28 to hold on to an 83 - 71 victory. The Saints went 23-of-34 from the charity stripe while Goshen went 29-of-37.
Trailing by 6 at half, the Saints could not close the gap in the second half as Goshen connected on 18-of-24 free throws in the final 20 minutes. As a team the Saints shot 45% from the field while Goshen shot 44% from the field.
Junior guard Justin Breveard (South Bend, Ind.) had a game high 23 points. Adam Onderdonk (South Bend, Ind.) chipped in 14 points and Mark Wilkins (Chicago, Ill.) added 11 points and pulled down a team high 7 rebounds.
Austin Hefley led Goshen with 16 points and Nate Manning added 10. The Leafs spread the scoring around getting 48 bench points. Goshen improves their record to 5 - 7 on the year.
"We played hard and shot the ball well," said Head Coach Bob Schermerhorn. "Unfortunately, we were unable to stop Goshen from getting good looks at the basket. We can now take the next couple of weeks and gear up for the second half of the season"
The Saints fall to 1 - 15 on the year and will return to action on January 5th, 2011, as they begin a three game road schedule to start off the New Year. The Saints will take on the Panthers of Purdue North-Central in a Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference match-up.