MARION, Ind. – Indiana Wesleyan men’s basketball won their seventh straight Crossroads League Tournament game Wednesday, besting Mount Vernon Nazarene 101-69. The Wildcats overwhelmed the Cougars, holding their top two scorers Jevon Knox (20 PPG), and Austin Jones (15 PPG) to just six combined points on 3-of-13 shooting.

As a squad, Indiana Wesleyan scored 68 of their 101 points in the paint. 14 Wildcats made an appearance in the contest with the bench contributing 40 points.

INSIDE THE BOX

IWU jumped out to a 26-8 lead to start the ball game, forcing five MVNU turnovers during the stretch.
Indiana Wesleyan made five of their six free throws in the first half, while Mount Vernon Nazarene took zero free throws. IWU finished the game shooting 50% from the line, while MVNU shot 4-of-6 in the contest.
Both teams shot 4-for-9 from deep in the first half, while IWU finished the half 61% and MVNU finished 42% from the floor. IWU finished the game 8-of-16 from deep while MVNU shot 7-of-22.

MOVING UP THE WILDCAT SCORING LIST

Kyle Mangas made another jump on the Indiana Wesleyan All-Time Scoring, passing Durand “Speedy” Walker. Mangas, who needed just three points headed into the contest, finished with 23 needing 22 to become IWU’s all-time leading scorer.
Perry Frank – 2,452
Kyle Mangas – 2,430
Durand “Speedy” Walker – 2,409
Lane Mahurin – 2,288
Jordan Weidner – 2,224
Aaron Brothers – 2,013
Bob Peters – 2,004
Antonio Murrell – 1,950
Zach Coverstone – 1,839
Matt Shade – 1,831

MOVING UP THE CROSSROADS LEAGUE SCORING LIST

Kyle Mangas moved up the Crossroads League Scoring List to No. 12, jumping Durand “Speedy” Walker and Bethel’s William Walker. IWU holds three spots in the Top-15 while Bethel boasts the most players with four.
3,700 – Steve Platt – Huntington
2,789 – Errick McCollum II – Goshen
2,696 – Eric Brand – Bethel
2,622 – Mark Galloway – Bethel
2,620 – Jody Martinez – Bethel
2,616 – Ben Falkenberg – MVNU
2,565 – Jeff Shepherd – Huntington
2,540 – Jerry Neigh – Spring Arbor
2,525 – West Stowers – Marian
2,504 – Chet Kammerer – Grace
2,452 – Perry Frank – IWU
2, 430 – Kyle Mangas – IWU
2,427 – William Walker – Bethel
2,409 – Durand ‘Speedy’ Walker – IWU
2,393 – Micah Lancaster – Spring Arbor

NEXT TIME OUT

IWU hosts defending NAIA National Champions Spring Arbor on Saturday at 3 p.m.