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CrRdsL Ranking
 1 Spring Arbor 14-4(25-6) 
 2 Ind.Wesleyan 14-4(26-5) 
 3 Marian, IN 13-5(25-6) 
 4 Mt.Vernon Naz. 12-6(25-6) 
 5 Bethel, IN 10-8(21-10) 
 6 St.Francis, IN 9-9(16-15) 
 7 Huntington 6-12(16-15) 
 8 Taylor 5-13(11-20) 
 9 Grace Coll. 5-13(15-15) 
 10 Goshen 2-16(8-22) 

CrRdsL Women 2018-2019
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Points Per Game
 Kyle MANGAS
  Ind.Wesl.
  (190-G-)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Mangas, Ind.Wesl.23.4 
 2. Stuckey, Goshen21.6 
 3. Crews, Bethel, IN20.2 
 4. Godfrey, Grace C.19.9 
 5. Knox, Mt.Verno.19.1 
 6. Deaton, Grace Coll.18.3 
 7. Robinson, Taylor17.4 
 8. Marandet, Spring A.17.0 
 9. Stowers, Maria.17.0 
 10. Warner, Grace C.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Logan GODFREY
  Grace C.
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Godfrey, Grace C.9.5 
 2. Beckman, Spring A.8.6 
 3. Crews, Bethel, IN8.2 
 4. Kissoonlal, Maria.7.8 
 5. Durnell, Spring Arbor6.9 
 6. Maxwell, Ind.Wesleyan6.5 
 7. Knox, Mt.Verno.6.3 
 8. Wolter, Marian, IN6.2 
 9. Hubbard, Taylor6.2 
 10. Arens, Huntington5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Paul MARANDET
  Spring A.
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Marandet, Spring A.6.6 
 2. Crews, Bethel, IN5.4 
 3. Linville, Grace Coll.5.0 
 4. Stuckey, Goshen5.0 
 5. Stowers, Maria.4.8 
 6. Smith, Ind.Wesl.4.2 
 7. Okafor, Ind.Wesl.3.9 
 8. Mangas, Ind.Wesl.3.9 
 9. Macon, Huntington3.9 
 10. Degenkolb, Taylor3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Trevion CREWS
  Bethel, IN
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Crews, Bethel, IN1.8 
 2. Henderson, Maria.1.8 
 3. Stuckey, Goshen1.5 
 4. Mangas, Ind.Wesl.1.5 
 5. Macon, Huntington1.5 
 6. Roberts, Mt.Verno.1.3 
 7. Smith, Ind.Wesl.1.1 
 8. Marandet, Spring A.1.1 
 9. Okafor, Ind.Wesl.1.1 
 10. Paul, Mt.Verno.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Reginald KISSOONLAL
  Maria.
  (211-F-96)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Kissoonlal, Maria.2.2 
 2. Maxwell, Ind.Wesleyan1.3 
 3. Reynolds, St.Franc.1.2 
 4. Roberts, Mt.Verno.1.0 
 5. Hubbard, Taylor0.9 
 6. Beckman, Spring A.0.9 
 7. Godfrey, Grace C.0.8 
 8. Barrie, Goshen0.8 
 9. Jones, Mt.Verno.0.8 
 10. Arens, Huntington0.8 


IWU wins back-to-back Crossroads League Tournament Championships (Photo: Crossroads L)

Indiana Wesleyan University 2018-19
Greg Tonagel Greg Tonagel Tonagel
Joel Okafor
Okafor
Evan Maxwell
Maxwell
Kyle Mangas
Mangas
Grant Smith
Smith
Canaan Coffey
Coffey
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
20  Okafor Joel 180 (5'11'') PG 96 Nigeria
15  Maxwell Evan 208 (6'10'') F 0 USA
24  Mangas Kyle 190 (6'3'') G 0 USA
30  Smith Grant 198 (6'6'') F 0 USA
33  Coffey Canaan 188 (6'2'') G 0 USA
23  Zitney Michael 206 (6'9'') C 0 USA
10  Stephens Luke 185 (6'1'') G 0 USA
11  Payton Isaiah 183 (6'0'') PG 0 USA
32  Kruse Logan 185 (6'1'') G 0 USA
42  Maxwell Seth 213 (7'0'') C 0 USA
44  Mpanzu Jonathan 196 (6'5'') F 0 USA
13  Waite Trevor 185 (6'1'') G 0 USA
34  McCracken Sam 201 (6'7'') F 0 USA
21  Harrell Trevor 178 (5'10'') PG 0 USA
Head Coach: Greg Tonagel
Coach Assistant: David Osborn


IWU wins back-to-back Crossroads League Tournament Championships - Mar 1, 2019

No. 3 Indiana Wesleyan University men's basketball overcame another double digit deficit in the second half to defeat No. 11 Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) 76-70 to win the program's fourth Crossroads League Tournament Championship. It is the first back-to-back tournament title for the Wildcats who have won all four titles within the last 10 seasons.

CARDIAC CATS

Indiana Wesleyan trailed 47-37 with 16:45 to play in the second half. That is when IWU ran off a 15-4 run to gain a 52-51 advantage just four minutes later. That spurt was not the key stretch of the game as that began on an Isaac White turnover with 7:31 to play and MVNU clinging to a 65-60 lead. That was the first of 11 straight empty possessions for Mount Vernon Nazarene. Indiana Wesleyan took advantage of the drought and scored 12 unanswered to claim a 72-65 lead with 1:12 to play.
Overcoming a double-digit lead in Luckey Arena has become somewhat common for the Wildcats. IWU has trailed by 10 or more points and still won the game on four occasions this season with wins over Indiana Tech, Bethel (Ind.), Marian (Ind.), and now Mount Vernon Nazarene. IWU overcame a 17-point deficit in both halves on Saturday vs. Marian.

EXPLOSIVE SECOND HALF

The defense keyed the championship victory but the offense also hit another gear in the final 20 minutes. Indiana Wesleyan connected on 65-percent of their shots (17 of 26) during the period as Kyle Mangas came on strong in the half with 20 of his game-high 25 points.

CHAMPIONSHIP PEDIGREE BY THE NUMBERS

The Wildcats have won Crossroads League Tournament championships in 2010, 2015, 2018, and 2019.
IWU improves to 27-5 at Luckey Arena in the tournament and are winners of 13 straight tournament home games.
The Wildcats have won six straight Crossroads League Tournament games and 11 straight postseason games overall. The last postseason loss came to Union (Ky.) in the 2017 NAIA National Championship Semifinals.
IWU is 13-2 in the Crossroads League Tournament dating back to 2015 and 22-7 since 2009.
The back-to-back titles are the first in the Crossroads League since Bethel accomplished the feat in 2013 and 2014.

TONAGEL THOUGHTS

"It never gets old winning championships with a group of guys that journey through a season and being able to watch them grow. When I saw Trevor Waite taking those charges and Joel Okafor (5'11''-PG-96) giving his heart tonight, that is the joy and fun in coaching."
"We had 11 straight stops in the second half. That started with Trevor Waite taking those charges. When you have guys step up like that and give his body for the team, everybody buys in. I am really proud of Trevor tonight."
"I love our second half effort. There was grit and determination."

Courtesy of crossroadsleague.com

Crossroads League Tournament Final: Indiana Wesleyan - Mt Vernon Nazarene 76-70
Crossroads League Tournament Semifinals:
Spring Arbor - Mt Vernon Nazarene 87-89, 3OT
Indiana Wesleyan - Marian 79-78


All-Crossroads League Awards 2019 - Mar 1, 2019

All-Crossroads League 1st Team 2019
Kyle Mangas
Mangas
Paul Marandet
Marandet
Trevion Crews
Crews
Jevon Knox
Knox
Wesley Stowers
Stowers

Player of the Year: Kyle Mangas (6'3''-G) of Ind.Wesleyan
Defensive Player of the Year: Joel Okafor (5'11''-PG-96) of Ind.Wesleyan
Freshman of the Year: Caleb Middlesworth (6'8''-F) of Huntington
Coach of the Year: Ryan Cottingham of Spring Arbor

1st Team
G: Kyle Mangas (6'3''-G) of Ind.Wesleyan
G: Paul Marandet (6'1''-G) of Spring Arbor
PG: Trevion Crews (6'0''-PG) of Bethel, IN
G: Jevon Knox (6'2''-G) of Mt.Vernon Naz.
PG: Wesley Stowers (5'10''-PG-97) of Marian, IN
F: Evan Maxwell (6'10''-F) of Ind.Wesleyan

2nd Team
F: Reginald Kissoonlal (6'11''-F-96) of Marian, IN
F: Brandon Durnell (6'6''-F) of Spring Arbor
G/F: Brett Vipperman (6'5''-G/F) of Mt.Vernon Naz.
F: Logan Godfrey (6'7''-F) of Grace Coll.
F: Paul Forman (6'8''-F) of Bethel, IN
G: TJ Henderson (6'1''-G) of Marian, IN

3rd Team
PG: Demarkus Stuckey (6'0''-PG) of Goshen
PG: Ryan Robinson (5'10''-PG) of Taylor
G: Connor Lautzenheiser (6'2''-G-97) of St.Francis, IN
PG: Joel Okafor (5'11''-PG-96) of Ind.Wesleyan
F: Caleb Middlesworth (6'8''-F) of Huntington

Honorable Mention
Jeff Beckman (6'6''-F) of Spring Arbor
Zac Owens (5'11''-PG) of Huntington
Konner Platt (6'2''-G) of Huntington
Haden Deaton (6'5''-F) of Grace Coll.

All-Defensive Team
PG: Joel Okafor (5'11''-PG-96) of Ind.Wesleyan
F: Reginald Kissoonlal (6'11''-F-96) of Marian, IN
G: Jeremiah Roberts (6'5''-G) of Mt.Vernon Naz.
G: Paul Marandet (6'1''-G) of Spring Arbor
PG: Trevion Crews (6'0''-PG) of Bethel, IN

All-Freshman Team
F: Caleb Middlesworth (6'8''-F) of Huntington
F: Jeffrey Reynolds (6'7''-F) of St.Francis, IN
F: CJ Penha (6'6''-F) of Taylor
C: Seth Maxwell (7'0''-C) of Ind.Wesleyan
PG: Jared Dehart (6'0''-PG) of Bethel, IN


 

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