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Maple Leafs Show Depth, But Drop Last Home Tilt To SAU
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Spring Arbor 17-12; 9-8474188
Goshen 10-19; 3-14433881
Feb. 14, 2017
Goshen, IN
Spring ArborIndv. LeadersGoshen
#5 Zach Medendorp - 19Points #22 Devin Heath-Granger - 16
#24 Xavier Prather - 6Rebounds #2 Billy Geschke - 5
#22 Thomas Starks - 7Assists #22 Devin Heath-Granger - 6
Spring ArborTeam StatisticsGoshen
58.3% (35 - 60) Field Goals % 51.6% (32 - 62)
47.6% (10 - 21) 3 Point Field Goals % 33.3% (5 - 15)
72.7% (8 - 11) Free Throws 92.3% (12 - 13)
30Rebounds 26
20Assists 19
12Turnovers 10
122nd Chance Pts 10
Men's Basketball - Wed, Feb. 15, 2017

GOSHEN, Ind. — Devin Heath-Granger scored 16 points and moved up a spot on the Goshen College men's basketball all-time assist list on Tuesday, but the Maple Leafs lost 88-81 to Spring Arbor University in their final Crossroads League home game of the season.

Goshen (10-19, 3-14) drained 18 of its 24 shot attempts in the first half, with Heath-Granger racking up five assists: he would finish the game with six, moving into a tie for fifth and joining 2010 alumnus Errick McCollum II with 376 career dimes.

Kevin Phillips paced the Maple Leafs with 12 points in the opening stanza, but Spring Arbor (17-12, 9-8) made even more shots. The Cougars went 20-for-29 (69 percent) in the first 20 minutes and took a 47-43 lead into the locker room behind 14 points from Drew Zuidema and 12 from Zach Medendorp.

SAU used a 26-10 run over more than nine minutes to extend its lead to as many as 18 points with 6:45 left; the Cougars finished the game paced by 19 points from Medendorp and 17 from Zuidema.

With the result largely decided, Maple Leaf head coach Neal Young emptied the bench with 6:55 to play; after giving up a basket on its first defensive possession, the unit of Carter Boos, Ben Cotton, Tanner Camp, Eli Gingerich and Robert Warrick (four freshmen and a sophomore) outscored the Cougars 19-8 on 9-for-16 (56.3 percent) shooting the rest of the way.

Camp finished with a career-high nine points and four rebounds; Gingerich sank a put-back with 3:34 left for his first points of the year and added four rebounds of his own. Both players came one board short of matching Billy Geschke, who finished with a season-high five, for the team high on the glass. Gingerich's three offensive rebounds matched the most since 2015 by a Maple Leaf standing 6-3 or shorter.

Carter Boos also set a new season high with 6 points on a pair of 3-pointers, the last of which came at the horn on a Gingerich assist. Camp and Cotton dished a pair of assists each, setting new career highs in the process. Cotton and Warrick also set personal records in steals.

GC finished the night 32-for-62 (51.6 percent) from the floor while Spring Arbor was 35-for-60 (58.3 percent). The Cougars made 10 three-pointers to Goshen's five, doing so on just six more attempts; Goshen was 12-for-13 at the foul line.

Spring Arbor got a game-high six rebounds from Xavier Prather and seven assists from Thomas Starks. Each team racked up more assists than turnovers and Goshen got nine of the 14 steals, converting 12 giveaways into points.

The teams combined for just 23 fouls.

Spring Arbor's win assures it no worse than a sixth-place finish in the Crossroads League. The Cougars could still finish as high as fourth in the conference if they edge Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday while Grace loses to Saint Francis and Taylor.

Goshen concludes its regular season on Saturday with a trip to Indianapolis to take on Marian. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. at the Physical Education Center.