Box Score Recap
Titan Men Upended By Crimson Wave
Men's Basketball - Tue, Jan. 17, 2012
Calumet College of St. Joseph
IU South Bend
IU South Bend falls to 9-9 on the season with a late rally that came up short to Calumet College of St. Joseph, 73-69. Calumet was led by 23 points from Robert Jackson and 16 from Brannon Jones. The Crimson Wave led the entire contest and scored 32 points in the paint. IU South Bend was led by Kyle Heatherly, (Mishawaka, IN) with 22 points and Chris Beam (Borden, IN) with 17 points.
Calumet found the flow of the game early and jumped out to score the first six points of the game. The Titans would answer to score three baskets to answer the Crimson Wave early to cut the lead to one, 7-6 near the 13-minute mark. Calumet would turn up the defense intensity and IU South Bend couldn't find the offense as they went on a 11-0 run to push their lead to 24-8 before a Kyle Heatherly three-pointer ended the run.
The Titans would make a run of their own led by Chris Beam. He would go on a scoring run of his own highlighted by two big shots from three-point range and a steal along with a lay-up, Beam scored 10 points on four straight possessions. The tough Titan defense in turn got four straight stops to claw their way back into the contest. Then Kyle Heatherly added the final two points of the run. The momentum swing cut into the Crimson Wave lead to just five 28-23, at the break.
In the second half, The Titans and Crimson Wave battled back and forth with the Wave building their lead up to 11 at certain points. Big baskets came from Steven Heatherly (Mishawaka, IN) and Henry Smith (Auburn Hills, MI) for the Titans. The Titans made it interesting with a late surge in the final two minutes. Back-to-back three-pointers from Beam and Steven Heatherly cut the lead back to five at 72-65.
The Titans were able to get some stops and forced the Crimson Wave to earn the win at the line. Calumet missed some attempts, which led to another Steven Heatherly shot from beyond the arc and a Henry Smith put back that cut the lead to 72-69 with just 19 seconds to go. The Titans once again had some good looks but were unable to connect from long range..
Next up for the Titans is a road trip to Trinity International University on Thursday, January 19th. Tip time is set for 8:30 PM EST.