Sophomore guard Tim Bass (Indianapolis, Ind.) and senior forward Brian Gunter (Louisville, Ky.) each totaled career highs to lead Hanover College’s men’s basketball squad to an 89-66 victory against Anderson University. The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tilt was played Wednesday, Jan. 16, in Anderson, Ind.
Bass netted a career-high 29 points and Gunter added a personal-best 19 to fuel Hanover’s fifth straight victory and fourth in a row against Anderson.
The Panthers improved to 10-6 overall and 7-2 in the HCAC with the triumph.
Hanover blew open a tight contest with a 33-9 run during a 10-minute span late in the contest.
Tied at 44-44 with 13:51 left, Bass scored 11 points, while Gunter and senior guard Drake Hendricks (Muncie, Ind.) added eight points apiece, as the Panthers surged ahead 77-53 with 3:54 on the clock.
Freshman guard Ethan Black (Evansville, Ind.) scored five points to help Hanover increase the margin to 28 points (89-61) down the stretch.
Both squads shot better than 50 percent from the floor. Hanover was 34-of-64 (53.1%), while Anderson connected on 26-of-51 attempts from the field (51%).
Anderson earned a 33-26 rebounding advantage. Sophomore center Desmond Marks (Bloomington, Ind.) nabbed a game-high eight caroms, while Gunter collected six boards.
The squads were tied six times and exchanged the lead nine times before Hanover launched its decisive run.
Cody Jackson scored 20 points to pace Anderson, which fell to 7-9 overall and 3-6 in the league.
The Ravens had just seven players in uniform and played without guard Phil Hogan, who was leading the Heartland Conference in scoring (26.9 ppg) prior to an injury last week.
Published Wednesday, January 16, 2013