|Graceland 16-8 / 13-7||40||48||88|
|Culver-Stockton 1-23 / 0-20||39||41||80|
|Feb. 4, 2017|
|Canton, Mo. / Charles Field House|
|#11 Cimino,Frank - 17||Points||#04 Iturria,Francesc - 26|
|#24 Deemer,Jeremy - 8||Rebounds||#01 Malinic,Aleksander - 7|
|#10 Martin,Carl - 5||Assists||#04 Iturria,Francesc - 6|
|46.9% (30 - 64)||Field Goals %||40.9% (27 - 66)|
|47.5% (19 - 40)||3 Point Field Goals %||37.1% (13 - 35)|
|81.8% (9 - 11)||Free Throws||81.3% (13 - 16)|
|13||2nd Chance Pts||12|
CANTON, Mo. - Four players scored in double-figures as Graceland University defeated Culver-Stockton College 88-80.
"We shot it well enough from behind the arc and rebounded it incredibly well," said head coach Craig Doty. "Culver played us tough both times we played them this year. They shot it well again tonight and took us to the wire. Credit to our guys for taking a good punch from Culver and still finishing the game with a win."
Graceland University has improved to 16-8 (13-7 Heart), while Culver-Stockton has dropped to 1-23 (0-20 Heart).
Minutes into the contest, the Jackets trailed the Wildcats 15-10. Back-to-back triples by LT Davis and Will Nelson then gave GU the lead (16-10). Later in the half, Graceland pushed the edge to nine points (33-24) following a triple RJ Williams. With 4:14 to play, GU obtained their largest lead of the half, 11 points, but a 12-2 run by the Wildcats slashed the lead to one. At halftime, Graceland led 40-39. GU outrebounded CSC 24-12 in the first half.
Early in the second half, Graceland led by four, before momentum swung in favor of Culver-Stockton. CSC held a five-point edge six minutes into the half. With 6:33 on the clock, Jeremy Deemer recorded an offensive rebound and put back to move Jackets ahead by seven (69-62).
Late in the half, Culver-Stockton tied the contest, but Carl Martin soon followed with a three-point play to give Graceland the edge back. The Yellowjackets closed the night on a 10-2 run, claiming the contest 88-80.
Graceland University went 30-for-64 from the floor (46.9 percent), including shooting 47.5 percent from three-point range (19-of-40). Culver-Stockton was held to 27-of-66 (40.9 percent) on the night. GU received 24 points off the bench, and held a +16 rebounding margin (46-30).
Culver-Stockton was led in the game by Francesc Iturria with 26 points. Three other players contributed double-digits for the Wildcats.
Men's basketball will play next on Feb. 8 at Peru State College. Tip off is at 7:30 p.m.
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