Wed, Jan. 25, 2012 - [Men's Basketball]
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Aquinas College hit six 3-pointers in the first seven minutes of the a men's basketball contest with the University of Northwestern Ohio, propelling the Saints to an 85-65 win Wednesday in Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference action.
The Saints (11-12, 7-4 WHAC) led 27-8 with 13 minutes, 32 seconds left until halftime as Brett Pfahler hit three 3-pointers and Joe Powers nailed a pair. Zach Eddy provided balance in the game-opening burst, hitting three jumpers in the paint and a free throw.
Aquinas increased the lead to 41-14 seven minutes later and 49-19 with 2:25 remaining until halftime. The Racers (6-16, 1-10 WHAC) never got closer than 18 points the rest of the game.
Eddy finished with a game-high 19 points, Powers had 16 points and Pfahler added 11. Jake Shockey had 13 points for the Saints, and Ken Gorden had 12.
The Racers struggled from the field, hitting only 22-of-59 (37 percent) while Aquinas torched the nets with 57 percent shooting (35-of-61).
Jake Bolyard led UNOH with 18 points, hitting 4-of-9 3-pointers. Johnny Elliott added 15 points, going 3-for-4 from 3-point range, and Todd Watkins added 12 points and seven rebounds.
The Racers continue their four-game road trip with a date Saturday at Indiana Tech.