DUBUQUE, Iowa -- There was no rust to shake off tonight, as the Sabercats posted 105 points against Emmaus Bible College.
It was a total team win, as 13 student-athletes (everyone that played) registered points on the night.
- Result: Maranatha 105-68 Emmaus
- Venue: Pollard Field House, Emmaus Bible College
- Location: Dubuque, Iowa
- Attendance: 314
- Records: MBU (3-5), EBC (1-7)
The Sabercats established their dominance right away, mixing it up on offense and hitting their looks throughout the first half. Josh Davis bounced off the bench and hit 10 points, leading the Sabercats to a 61-29 advantage in the first half alone. The Sabercats' secret was in their depth, as 37 of those points came from non-starters, and the team shot 58.8 percent from the floor in the opening half.
Everything was going the Sabercats' way, and the second half yielded little difference. Bryant Sturgill racked up an impressive 14 points, and Taylor Ball led from the front with 15 of his own. All told, the Sabercats had every one of their 13 student-athletes register points, adding another 44 points in the second half to break the century mark for the first time this season.
All in all, it was a total team win and one that the Sabercats will draw from moving forward this season.
MBU Starters: 2- Ball, 3- Mayhak, 4- Steuerwald 5- Sanders, 23- Wilkerson
"Just want to give a lot of credit to my guys tonight," said Coach Joel Borchardt after the game. "We played as a team, played great offensively and defensively, and the guys made it easy on us coaches. Great all-around effort by our guys and we are looking forward to seeing this continue."
- Ball: 15 PTS, 3 AST
- Sturgill: 14 PTS, 6 REB
- Caldwell: 11 PTS, 4 REB
- Davis: 10 PTS
- Reid: 9 PTS, 12 REB
- Last time: The Sabercats won 81-51 in last year's NCCAA North Region Semifinal
- Series: Maranatha now leads the all-time series 30-4
- Emmaus competes with the Sabercats for the NCCAA North Region
- Emmaus posted an 80-79 win over Association Free Lutheran earlier this season
The Sabercats will travel to River Forest, Illinois to take on Concordia-Chicago at 7:00 p.m. Thursday night. Stay updated at mbusabercats.com/schedule.