The University of Findlay men's basketball team scratched and clawed their way to a 62-50 win over Malone University on Jan. 31 in Croy Gymnasium. The win gives the Oilers a 9-9 record on the season with a 6-8 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
The Oilers shot 42.9 percent (21-of-49) from the floor and canned 50 percent (7-of-14) of their three point tries. They also held a 37-33 edge on the boards and out-scored the Pioneers by a 12-1 margin in the final three minutes of the game.
Senior forward Jake Heagen led the way with 15 points, nine rebounds and three steals. He hit 5-of-7 shot attempts and connected on 3-of-4 tries from three point range.
Freshman forward Taren Sullivan had a great game for the Oilers off the bench as well, scoring four points to go along with a career-high ten rebounds.
The Pioneers, who shot only 32 percent (16-of-50) from the floor, received ten points from both Mitch Spotleson and Ben Haraway in the game.
The Oilers will take a day off and then travel to Detroit, Mich. for a 7:30 p.m. contest against Wayne State University on Feb. 2.