Bass sets career assist mark

Junior guard Tim Bass (Indianapolis, Ind.) has become the Hanover College men’s basketball program’s career assist leader.

Bass dished out six assists in the Panthers’ 78-70 victory against Franklin College in the opening round of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament. The effort pushed his career total to 349, surpassing the mark of 343 set by Bill Williams from 1978-1982.

In 25 appearances this season, Bass has a team-leading 140 assists. His 5.6 assists-per-game average ranks first in the Heartland Conference and 21st nationally.

Bass leads Hanover in scoring with 14.4 points per game. He also lends 2.9 rebounds and a team-best 1.9 steals per outing.

Hanover, 18-8 overall this season, will face Defiance College (Ohio), Friday, Feb. 28, in the semifinals of the Heartland Conference tournament. The clash will tip off at 6 p.m. in Terre Haute, Ind.