Sunday, November 18, 2012
The College of Mount St. Joseph men's basketball team connected on 18-of-33 three-point shots on Saturday night as they coasted to an 88-57 win at home in their first game of the season at the MSJ Tip-Off Classic. The Mount was scheduled to play its second and final game of the classic on Nov. 18 against DePauw University.
The Lions bolted to a 44-30 lead at the half, thanks to 50 percent shooting in the opening half, as they connected on seven three-pointers. The Mount turned it up even more offensively in the second half, relying on a strong inside and outside attack, hitting 15-of-24 second half field goal attempts while holding Olivet to 40 percent accuracy from the field. Joel Scudder (Greendale, IN/South Dearborn) led four Mount players in double figures with 18 points, while teammate Andy Countryman (Peebles, OH/Peebles) added 14 points and Ken Kunkel (Cincinnati, OH/Colerain) and Donald Bush (Cincinnati, OH/North College Hill) had 10 points each. Kunkel also had six rebounds. The Mount also hit 16-of-20 free throws in the game and forced 23 turnovers.