The Brescia University Men's Basketball Program got its first victory of the year and first career victory at Brescia University for Head Coach Brian Skortz on Satrurday defeating Morthland College in West Frankfort, IL 87-79. The Bearcats (1-1) and Patriots (2-1) were tied at 41 a piece at halftime. Brescia knew what adjustments needed to be made, and the Bearcats came out red hot in the second half. The Bearcats went on a 25-9 run, giving themselves a 16-point lead after just nine minutes of play in the second half. "I thought that we came out and played better on defense and forced them into our type of tempo. Morrow, Johnson, and Roland did a great job of turning them over with 5 combined steals during that time that lead into easy transtion buckets." stated Head Coach Brian Skortz. "Geralds got hot from the three point line... as well as I thought he did a good job on the boards", added Skortz. Dillon Geralds lead the Bearcats scoring attack with 19 points followed by Trey Howard with 12 points and Ed Carter 11 points and Tavon Johnson added 10 points respectfully. The Bearcats win was also the first career win at Brescia University for Head Coach Brian Skortz with the program. "I am really proud of the guys on how hard we played... we will continue to work on the little things needed to get better but it was a great feeling to get the first one in the books and a great feeling to be back on the hardwood again and getting the win." stated Skortz.
The Bearcats will travel to Tennessee to play in the Bethel University Classic on Friday. The Bearcats will play Blue Mountain College out of Mississippi at 6pm.