Men's Basketball - Tue, Feb. 7, 2017 - posted by Seth Mikel
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(9)Indiana Wesleyan University
Indiana Wesleyan 21-6, 11-4 CL334275
Taylor (Ind.) 17-10, 8-7 CL422769
Feb. 7, 2017
Upland, IN
Attendance: 1,157
Indiana WesleyanIndv. LeadersTaylor (Ind.)
#23 Lane Mahurin - 22Points #23 Eric Cellier - 22
#23 Lane Mahurin - 8Rebounds #35 Keaton Hendricks - 12
3 Players - 4Assists #11 Tim Fleming - 4
Indiana WesleyanTeam StatisticsTaylor (Ind.)
40.7% (22 - 54) Field Goals % 42.9% (24 - 56)
21.4% (3 - 14) 3 Point Field Goals % 40% (8 - 20)
77.8% (28 - 36) Free Throws 76.5% (13 - 17)
32Rebounds 38
15Assists 9
10Turnovers 20
22nd Chance Pts 4

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UPLAND, Ind. – Taylor and Indiana Wesleyan went toe to toe inside a raucous Odle Arena on Tuesday night, with the ninth-ranked Wildcats needing a second-half rally to overcome a determined TU squad by a 75-69 margin.


TU led throughout the entire opening 20 minutes of action after netting the first seven points of the contest, and controlled a 42-33 lead at the break. The Trojans shot 56.0 percent from the field and got 18 points from Eric Cellier on seven-of-nine shooting and a perfect three-of-three from downtown.


Taylor maintained its lead and still held a nine-point spread at the 10:33 mark, before Indiana Wesleyan (21-6, 11-4 CL) rattled off eight-straight points and outscored TU by a 26-7 over the next 8:19 of game action to build a 70-60 spread with 2:14 to play.


Keaton Hendricks gave TU late life with a four-point play in the final minute to draw the Trojans within five with 48 ticks remaining and Cellier made it a four-point game with three seconds left but IWU held on for the 75-69 win.


The Trojans turned to Hendricks and Cellier throughout the contest and the pair answered the bell repeatedly by combining for 43 points on 15-of-31 shooting and seven-of-14 from beyond the arc.


Hendricks posted his second double-double of the season with 21 points and 12 rebounds, while dishing out two assists and racking up 38:28 of court time. Cellier ended with a game-high 22 points in his first starting assignment of the season, while pulling down five rebounds and setting a new career-best with four steals in 38:16 of work.


The post tandem of Jake Heggeland and Vivian Aiken also played well, as Heggeland ended with eight points to go along with six boards and Aiken added five points, eight rebounds and two blocks.


RV Taylor (17-10, 8-7 CL) will be back in action on Saturday, when it plays at Goshen in a 3:00 pm tip.

Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 Neutral: 0-0 Crossroads: 0-0