2000-01 Men's Basketball
BC 73, Hanover 72
BC does it again: knocks off HCAC leader Hanover 73-72
February 3, 2001
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Freshman Scott Remaklus (Lorain/Southview) banked in an off-balance 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds left in the game as the Bluffton College men's basketball team hung on to knock off Heartland Conference leader Hanover College Saturday afternoon in Hanover, Indiana.
Remaklus' trey went in just as the shot clock expired giving Bluffton a 73-70 lead, but the Bluffton bench, hearing the shot clock horn go off, thought the game was over and flooded the court. A technical foul was assessed on Bluffton, and Hanover made both foul shots to bring the score to within one point at 73-72. The Panthers got off one last shot before the final buzzer sounded, but it bounced off the rim and Bluffton celebrated their win.
Bluffton is now 14-6 overall and 5-4 in the HCAC, moving the Beavers into a second-place tie in the conference. Hanover falls to 16-5 overall and 5-4 in the HCAC. It is Bluffton's second win over Hanover this season, as BC won their first meeting this season 82-77 in Founders Hall.
Junior Rod Overmyer (Payne/Wayne Trace) was 4-6 from 3-point range and led Bluffton with 24 points. Senior Chad Cramer (Bellevue) collected his second straight double-double with 15 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Senior Ben Coole (Butler/Clear Fork) chipped in 10 points.
Bluffton held Hanover to a 28.6% shooting clip from the the floor in the first half and took a 31-24 lead at the intermission. The hosts shot 55.2% in the second half, but BC was an impressive 52.0% themselves from the floor in the final half and committed just 10 turnovers for the entire game.
Derrick Clevenger led Hanover with 17 points.
Bluffton will travel to Manchester College Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.