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Men's Basketball - Sat, Feb. 18, 2017
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INDIANAPOLIS - The Marian men's basketball team came back from 11 points down at the half and closed the season with a win Saturday on John Grimes Court, defeating Goshen 78-74. The Knights finish the season 14-16 overall and 5-13 in the Crossroads League.

Both teams came out a bit cold from the field and Goshen held a 16-12 lead midway through the half. Although Marian struggled early from the field, the offense was balanced as five different Knights scored a bucket in the first 10 minutes. Goshen was able to extend its lead to eight at the under-eight media timeout and led by 11 at the break, 38-27.

The Knights shot 36 percent in the first half and were 1-for-10 from beyond the arc. Goshen shot 47 percent for the half. 

Marian opened the second half on a 4-0 run in the first 40 seconds, which forced Goshen to call a timeout. Out of the timeout the two teams traded baskets, but Marian was able to pull within four by the 14:50 mark. Green then stole the ball and finished a layup to pull within two. After a Goshen bucket, the Maple Leafs were whistled for a technical foul, which resulted in the Knights taking the lead. Wes Stowers hit both free throws and then drilled a 3-pointer to give Marian a one-point lead.

After the Knights took the lead, a seesaw affair opened up as the two teams traded the lead back and forth. Neither team could get any separation as the lead changed hands 12 times before all was said and done. Stowers, Curtis Green and Derek Hawthorne provided the scoring down the stretch as all three reaching double figures. 

With 1:27 to play, Hawthorne hit a turnaround jumper at the foul line to put Marian up by a point and the Knights would never trail again. With 47 seconds to play, Stowers buried a three to put Marian up by four and the Knights closed the game out at the free throw line. The win gives Marian a season sweep of Goshen.

Stowers led the way for Marian with 28 points on 8-of-13 shooting, while Green finished with 16 points and six assists. Hawthorne chipped in with 12 points and four rebounds. Marian knocked down 17-of-18 free throws.

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Final12F
Goshen College 10-20 (3-15 CL)383674
Marian 14-16 (5-13 CL)275178
Feb. 18, 2017
Indianapolis, Ind.
Attendance: 648
Goshen CollegeIndv. LeadersMarian
#02 Geschke, Billy - 20Points #04 Wesley Stowers - 28
#33 Barrie, Alhassan - 8Rebounds 2 Players (#04,#23) - 6
#22 Heath-Granger, Devin - 9Assists #22 Curtis Green - 6
Goshen CollegeTeam StatisticsMarian
46.8% (29 - 62) Field Goals % 42.9% (27 - 63)
41.2% (7 - 17) 3 Point Field Goals % 26.9% (7 - 26)
64.3% (9 - 14) Free Throws 94.4% (17 - 18)
36Rebounds 37
13Assists 14
14Turnovers 11
82nd Chance Pts 10