Men's Basketball Report (Week 11) - Anderson Earns Programs 1,000th Win vs. Earlham
GREENWOOD, IN -Anderson University (10-9, 6-6 HCAC) earned the school's 1,000th win in school history as the Ravens defeated Earlham Saturday. AU's first season of college basketball was back in 1930-31 and the Ravens have had 39 winning seasons in their history.
In the 83-57 road win over the Quakers, Phil Hogan (Indianapolis, Ind./Pike) led the Ravens with 18 points, two rebounds, and two assists, hitting 7-of-12 field goals. Brock Morrison (Winchester, Ind./H.S.) had 17 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals, making 5-of-8 from the floor.
Earlier in the week, Anderson was victorious over Defiance 82-72. The win snapped a five game losing streak and has the Ravens in position to make the HCAC tournament. Hogan led the scoring against DC, netting 23 points with four rebounds, three assists, and two steals.
Anderson will look to remain in contention for a HCAC tournament bid this week as the Ravens travel to Rose-Hulman and Bluffton. AU lost at home to both the Engineers and Beavers earlier this season.
In other action...
No. 25 Transylvania (17-2, 11-1 HCAC) knocked off Franklin and Defiance this week to run its win streak to six-straight.
Junior forward Brandon Rash (Mt. Sterling, Ky./Montgomery Co.) scored 18 points and dished out four assists in TU's 73-65 road win over Franklin Wednesday evening. As a team, the Pioneers shot 54.5% from the field in the win.
In Saturday's 75-62 win in Lexington over Defiance, Rash and Ethan Spurlin (Stanford, Ky./Lincoln Co.) each scored 22 points in the victory.
Transy will strive to keep the lead in the HCAC standings with contests against Earlham and Rose-Hulman this week.
Hanover (14-4, 10-2 HCAC) remains one game behind the first place Pioneers in the standings after earning wins over Mount St. Joseph and Manchester.
The Panthers received 18 points from junior guard Ryan Nowicki (Westfield, Ind./Guerin Catholic) in a 58-43 win in Cincinnati over MSJ.
On Saturday, Hanover won its fifth-consecutive contest with a 61-45 triumph at home over Manchester. HC jumped out early and held a 32-17 lead at the half. Senior center Mike Case (Indianapolis, Ind./Southport) led all scorers with 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field.
Hanover will remain at home during the week and face rival Franklin and Earlham.
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