2003-04 Men's Basketball
BC 74, Earlham 67
Beavers shoot 67 percent from floor to take Quakers
By Ben Risinger, SID
November 26, 2003
BLUFFTON , OHIO - The Bluffton College men's basketball team (2-1) picked up the win over Earlham College, 74-67, on Wednesday night with an incredible 67 percent shooting from the floor. Senior Brad Boyles and Sophomore Scott Bergman combined for 40 points to lead Bluffton.
The Beavers led the entire contest until the eleven minute mark in the second half when the Quakers had a brief stint at leading the game. With left in regulation, both teams found themselves tied for the sixth time, 66-66. A good three pointer by Boyles put the score 69-66. Earlham would score once more, but free throws by the Beavers helped attain the final tally of 74-67.
In the game, Bluffton shot 68 percent from the field, compared to Earlham's 48 percent.
The Beavers were 50 percent from the 3-point line, going 6-for-12 for the game. Bluffton
posted 22 rebounds to Earlham's 18 for the night.
Leading the Beavers on the night was sophomore Scott Bergman (Elmore/Woodmore) with 25 points. Bergman tied his career high in points with 25 and three pointers with four. Senior Brad Boyles ( Berne , Ind. /South Adams ) was the only other player in double figures with 15 points. Sophomore Eric Sweet (Ottawa/Ottawa-Glandorf) led the team in rebounds with six on the evening and posted eight points. Sophomore Simeon Talley (Columbus/Centennial) had nine points and a team high five assists.
The Beavers will be back in action this Saturday when they travel to Heidleberg. Tip-off for the game is slated for