The Herald Bulletin

January 4, 2014

Raven men notch first win of season

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---- — LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Anderson University men’s basketball team defeated Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Transylvania University 67-60 on Saturday at the Beck Center.

Max Mollaun led the Ravens with 20 points, six rebounds and two steals, hitting 7-of-13 field goals and 4-of-5 free throws, including a pair of 3-pointers.

Scott Schwieterman had 14 points, six rebounds, four asssists on 6-of-12 shooting and Nate Gross was also in double figures with 12 points, six rebounds and two assists.

Nathaniel Acree had eight points, two rebounds, two assists and Steven McCann added five points and three rebounds. Isaac Loechle chipped in with five points off the bench.

AU shot 52 percent from the field, including 62 percent in the second half when it outscored Transylvania 39-34. The Ravens were also 6-of-13 from 3-point range while struggling to go 13-of-23 from the free throw line.

Transylvania finished at 42 percent shooting, including 3-of-17 from behind the arc and 17-of-23 from the charity stripe.

Both teams finished with 30 rebounds, including six on the offensive glass.

The Ravens had the advantage in points in the paint (32-28), assists (12-11), turnovers (11-13), points off turnovers (15-11) and steals (6-3).

AU raced out to a 12-point lead in the first 10 minutes of the game, but a 10-0 run by the Pioneers gave the home team its first lead of the game at 26-24. AU responded with the final four points of the half to take the lead 28-26 at the intermission.

The teams traded leads throughout the second half and it was tied for the sixth and final time at 52 with five minutes left in the game. Mollaun hit a 3-pointer to give the Ravens the lead for good and the lead was never under five the rest of the way.

AU (1-10, 1-3 HCAC) travels to Defiance on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Women’s BasketballTransylvania 90, Anderson 58

Jenna Wittenberg led the Ravens with 24 points, five rebounds and three assists, hitting 9-of-22 field goals, including four 3-pointers.

Shelby Shaffer was also in double figures with 14 points, two rebounds, five assists and three steals, making 3-of-9 shots and all six of her free throws.

Cori Conner had nine points and Nyomi Defiel added a basket and nine rebounds.

Jackie Liming chipped in with two points and nine rebounds off the bench.

AU shot 37 percent from the field, including 7-of-19 from 3-point range while Transylvania was at 38 percent shooting, including 8-of-20 from behind the arc. The Pioneers had a 30-9 advantage in made free throws.

Transylvania had the edge in rebounding (46-39), points in the paint (32-20), turnovers (8-26), points off turnovers (37-6), second chance points (14-7), assists (17-14) and steals (15-3).

Anderson (1-10, 0-4 HCAC) hosts Defiance on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.