The Trinity Bible College men’s basketball team (7-4) defeated Faith Baptist Bible College 87-71 on Saturday to move to 2-0 on the season in the North Central Region. The win moves the Lions to 7-4 on the semester and don’t play their next game until January 7th in Bemidji, MN.
The Lions used a great first half on the defensive side of the ball to build a 46-25 lead. Freshman Pete Enos sparked the Lions with three huge offensive rebounds in the first few possessions of the game to help build the Lions’ confidence. Sophomore Dylan McKneely hit all six of his first half shots, including 2-2 from the three point line to help the Lions build the lead.
In the second half, Faith would come out strong at get within 10 points with about 10 minutes to play, but the Lions were able to hang on with some key fast break points to keep the lead above 10. Faith would begin to foul with nearly 3 minutes left on the clock to try to close the gap, but the Lions hit 31 of their 39 free throws in the game to seal the victory.
Offensively for the Lions, Sophomore Mikey Rosario scored 20 points, going 11 for 12 from the free throw line. Rosario also grabbed 6 rebounds in the game. McKneely ended the game with 19 points on 8-9 shooting and 3-4 from down town. Sophomore Josh Morris scored 19 as well, and grabbed 12 rebounds for his 6th double-double in 11 games. Morris also had two blocks. Not to be out-done, Enos also had a double-double as he scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season.
This was the last game of the semester for the Lions. Trinity will be on the road most of January before being home for a lot of February. The Lions would like to thank you for your support this semester and hope to see you next semester as well!