Location: Cincinnati, OH (Harrington Center)
The Basics: The Mount faced off with Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Earlham on Saturday, defeating the Quakers 94-57. The win brings the Lions overall record to 6-3 on the year with a 4-0 mark in HCAC play. It was another hot shooting performance for the Lions as they shot 54 percent from three-point range and 60 percent from the field.
How it Happened: The first half was extremely tight as the teams traded the lead six times. With under six minutes left, senior Andrew Findley (Cincinnati, OH / Walnut Hills) hit a three-pointer to bring the Lions to within one possession. An Erik Edwards (Cincinnati, OH/Roger Bacon) jumper on the next possession gave the Lions a 25-24 lead, it was a lead they would not relinquish the rest of the game. The Mount closed the first half with a 17-4 run, to take a 12 point lead into the break.
The Lions never looked back in the second half, opening the half on a 26-12 run over the first eight minutes of action. The Mount played great defense, holding the Quakers to 34 percent from the field for the game. Adam Goetz (Erlanger, Kentucky / St. Henry) exploded in the second half, scoring all of his 17 points, and going 5-7 from deep. Behind Goetz's shooting, the Lions offense exploded for 54 second half points. All told the Lions came away with a dominant 94-57 victory.
Standouts: Edwards made a huge impact with his second double-double in the last three games. He lead the offense with a game-high 24 points, and a game high 13 rebounds. Adam Goetz did not score in the first after picking up 2 early fouls, but played extremely well in the second half scoring 17 points, making 5 three-pointers. Henry was the only other Lion in double-figures with 13 points.
Up Next: The Lions (6-3, 4-0) will travel to north on I-71 to Columbus to take on Capital University (4-6, 1-3) Monday, the game is scheduled to get underway at 7:00 PM.