MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The Bethel College men’s basketball team recovered from a rough weekend to earn a victory Monday night. Sticking to the job at hand, the Pilots posted an 85-82 victory over St. Thomas University hours after having their vans robbed while on a fishing trip in south Florida.
In Miami for a tournament hosted by Southeastern University, Bethel had its travel vans broken into and a host of personal items stolen while the team was out on a fishing trip. Police are still investigating the incident, to which personal belonging including wallets, phones and clothing were stolen from the vehicles.
On the court, the Pilots finished the night shooting 46 percent from the field, and just 23 percent from behind the three point line. The Pilots were forced to get everyone involved due to foul trouble as ten different player scored.
Sophomore Paul Forman lead the way with 16 points on 8-of-9 shooting. Senior guard Jordyn Coon added 13 points, while senior Nick Kindig added 11 points. Senior Caleb Oetjen helped lead the Pilots with 11 rebounds to go with six points and four assists.
The Bobcats finished the night shooting 46 percent from the field and just 24 percent from behind the three point line. Five of the seven players dressed for Saint Thomas finished the night with double figures, led by the 16 points from Tim Sada.
The Pilots turn around and play the Fire from Southeastern University on Tuesday. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.