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Top Defense In Crossroads League Holds Leafs To Season Low
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Men's Basketball - Wed, Jan. 30, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Marian University, the top ranked defense in the Crossroads League - No. 5 in nation - continued it strong play, holding the Goshen College men's basketball team to a season low scoring output Tuesday night.

The Maple Leafs had not scored less than 50 points in any of their 23 previous contests, but the host Knights limited them to just 38 points in 63-38 league match up.

With the loss, Goshen fell to 0-6 at "The Castle" in Indianapolis under head coach Gary Chupp and have gone winless in their last 13 overall this season.

The Maple Leafs shot just 33.3% from the field, including only 27.3% in the first half when they fell behind 34-19.  An improved 41.2% in the second half was not near enough as they Knights finished the game hitting 46% of their field goal attempts.

Marian's Jake Stafford had a huge night, hitting 10-of-14 from the field for a game-high 28 points.  He also led all participants with 12 rebounds for his second double-double of the season.

For the second-straight contest, junior Matt Glick led the Maple Leafs scoring 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting.  Nine different Goshen players scored, but Glick and Jerron Jamerson (eight) were the only ones with more than four.

The Maple Leafs (7-17, 0-13 CL) will be back in action when they host Grace College on Saturday.  The Lancers (17-7, 9-4 CL) are ranked #17 in the latest NAIA DII national poll, but had a four-game winning streak snapped with a 74-60 home loss to Spring Arbor Tuesday night.