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Men’s basketball drops first HCAC game at Anderson

Men’s basketball drops first HCAC game at Anderson

ANDERSON, Ind. – On the road in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play, the Defiance College men's basketball team dropped a 90-62 decision to the Anderson University Ravens inside O.C. Lewis Gymnasium on Wednesday night.

The loss puts Defiance at 7-2 overall on the season, including 2-1 in the HCAC while Anderson is 4-5 overall and also 2-1 in conference games.

After the Yellow Jackets scored the contest's first five points, the Ravens established a 44-26 lead. AU led, 44-30, at halftime before DC pulled to within 11 points, 49-38, with 16:37 remaining. That would be as close as Defiance would get as the hosts increased the advantage to 87-57, their largest of the game, with 2:10 to go.

The Yellow Jackets shot season lows of 36.4 percent (24 of 66) from the field and 10 percent (2 of 20) from behind the three-point line. Anderson had just six turnovers, including one in the first half, while DC finished with 13.

Tyler Andrew (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence Central) collected 18 points and seven rebounds to pace Defiance. Sean Tyson (Columbus, Ohio/Centennial) tallied 14 points, seven boards and three assists while freshman David Perkins (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) scored 10 and grabbed four rebounds off the bench.

The Jackets are off until Monday, Dec. 30 when traveling to Heidelberg University for a non-conference game. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. in Tiffin, Ohio.