|Taylor (Ind.) 18-10, 9-7 CL||27||39||66|
|Goshen (Ind.) 10-18, 3-13 CL||29||35||64|
|Feb. 11, 2017|
|Taylor (Ind.)||Indv. Leaders||Goshen (Ind.)|
|#25 Jake Heggeland - 20||Points||#44 Kevin Phillips - 18|
|#25 Jake Heggeland - 7||Rebounds||#44 Kevin Phillips - 8|
|#11 Tim Fleming - 6||Assists||#22 Devin Heath-Granger - 6|
|Taylor (Ind.)||Team Statistics||Goshen (Ind.)|
|46% (23 - 50)||Field Goals %||52.8% (28 - 53)|
|36.4% (8 - 22)||3 Point Field Goals %||18.8% (3 - 16)|
|70.6% (12 - 17)||Free Throws||71.4% (5 - 7)|
|6||2nd Chance Pts||5|
GOSHEN, Ind. – Jake Heggeland poured in 16 points over the final 12:54 of game action and ended with 20 points on seven-of-eight shooting to help Taylor pull out a 66-64 win at Goshen on Saturday and climb back into a tie for third place in the Crossroads League standings.
Heggeland's 20-point showing was his third game of at least 20 points this season and was highlighted with an emphatic reverse dunk against the physical Goshen (10-18, 3-13 CL) zone defense. Eric Cellier also reached double figures for the third time in five games, netting 15 to go with six rebounds and a career-high five assists.
Keaton Hendricks joined Cellier in knocking down a trio of triples and was the third Trojan in double figures with 11 points, while Tim Fleming chipped in six points to go with six assists and Joe Ingersoll set career-highs with five points and two steals, in addition to pulling down four boards.
As a team, TU connected on eight three-point shots, upping its season total to 273 makes from beyond the arc to surpass its 2016 program record total fo 266 for the highest single-season number in program history.
The game was tightly contested throughout, with six ties over the final 11:16 of action. After trailing for much of the game, TU moved in front on an Ingersoll jumper in the paint at the 9:20 mark and did not face a deficit again until Goshen rattled off five-straight points to take a 61-60 lead with 91 seconds to play.
Heggeland provided the counter, pushing the Trojans back on top with a key bucket and clutch free throws from Fleming and Cellier in the final minute helped preserve the 66-64 victory.
RV Taylor (18-10, 9-7 CL) moved back into a tie with No. 19 Saint Francis for third place in the Crossroads League standings with the win, and moved one full game up on Spring Arbor and Mount Vernon Nazarene with two games remaining in the regular season.
TU will play at Huntington (15-13, 6-10 CL) on Tuesday at 7:00 pm, before hosting Grace (14-14, 6-10 CL) for Senior Day on Saturday at 3:00 pm in the final bout of the regular season. TU would secure a top-four seed and a home game in the upcoming Crossroads League Tournament Quarterfinals with one more victory, or one loss by both of SAU and MVNU.