GAME NOTES: Men | Women
GOSHEN, Ind. – The Goshen College men's and women's basketball teams continue Crossroads League play with match ups against Bethel College and the University of Saint Francis this week.
The men will make the short trip to Mishawaka for a meeting with the Bethel Pilots Tuesday night with the cooresponding women's match up taking place in Goshen Wednesday night. The Maple Leafs and Cougars of Saint Francis will meet up on Saturday with the men playing in Goshen and the women in Fort Wayne.
The two home games will be special events for Goshen. On Wednesday, the Maple Leafs will be hosting a food drive. All food donations will get you free admission to the contest and will be donated to The Window, a local food pantry. On Saturday, the Leafs will be joining programs across the nation in "Coaches vs. Cancer." All gate proceeds from the game will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Click the links above for complete game notes for both teams.
MEN'S OPENING NOTE: The Maple Leafs enter the week on a 10-game losing streak, the longest in the six-year tenure of head coach Gary Chupp and the longest since Goshen ended the 2005-06 season on a 10-game skid. The last time the program lost more than 10 in a row was at the end of the 2001-02 season when they dropped 11 straight.
WOMEN'S OPENING NOTE: The Maple Leafs enter this week having lost eight straight. They last won 77-73 in overtime on December 29 at Warner University (Fla.). This week provides an even tougher test as they face off against two teams in the NAIA DII Top 15 and who have combined for a 17-3 mark in Crossroads League action this season.
3-POINT SHOT (MEN): After a string of five-straight contests with five or less 3-pointers made, the Leafs hit eight in Saturday's loss to Taylor. They still rank #40 in NAIA DII in 3-pointers made (146) and have six games with 10 or more made.
THE ASSIST (WOMEN): Goshen's top two games in terms of team assists have been in their two victories. They had 17 assists against Trinity International and 16 against Warner.