Anderson sweeps Mt. St. Joseph in season series

Sat, 2011-01-22 15:29 -- univcomm
January 22, 2011

Breckenridge_webThe Anderson University men's basketball team defeated Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Mt. St. Joseph 81-58 on Saturday at O.C. Lewis Gymnasium.

The victory was the eighth in the last nine games for the Ravens, who pulled even with Hanover atop the HCAC standings with identical 8-2 records after 10 conference games.

Andrew Bowman led the Ravens with a double-double, finishing with 14 points, 10 rebounds and two assists, hitting 5-of-8 field goals, including a pair of 3-pointers.

"Bowman has had a couple frustrating games and he responded and produced like the veteran that he is," said AU coach Tom Slyder.

Andrew Jones was the leading scorer with 17 points and five rebounds, hitting 8-of-9 field goals, including a 3-pointer. Brock Morrison had 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists and Phil Hogan was also in double figures with 16 points, four rebounds and four assists.

Jarrin Forte added nine points and four assists and Gabe Miller chipped in with six points, seven rebounds and six assists.

"I thought early we came out focused and executed," said Slyder. "We had a lapse at the end of the first half, but we responded well at the half and our defense held them to 25 points in the second half."

It was also the fifth straight game the Ravens have held an opponent under 60 points.

AU outrebounded Mt. St. Joseph 43-25 in the game, including 21-11 on the offensive glass. The Ravens also had the advantage in assists (21-10), blocks (3-2), points in the paint (32-26), points off turnovers (26-21) and second chance points (19-10).

AU (12-5, 8-2 HCAC) hosts Defiance on Wednesday. The game will be carried live on Stretch Internet and web cast from O.C. Lewis Gymnasium at 7:30 p.m.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2010, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the seventh consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing, and theology.