Capital 61, BC 58
Senior Brad Boyles leads Beavers with 19 points
By Ben Risinger, SID
November 22, 2003
COLUMBUS , OHIO - The Bluffton College men's basketball team (1-1) dropped to No. 20 Capital 61-58 on Saturday night. Capital advances to 2-0 on the season. Even with the loss, the Beavers posted an incredible 64 percent shooting percentage(23-36) from the field, Capital posting 46 percent for the game.
Bluffton led at the end of the first half 36-31, shooting 14-of-19 from the field for 74 percent. The Beavers were down by as much as seven in the first to only come back and to lead the game by seven, 29-22 with left before halftime.
In the second the lead would widen again to seven points as Bluffton would hold the contest until the mark. The game would then be tied for the fourth time with 57 seconds left, but Capital would come out in the end with the help of free throw shots.
Senior Brad Boyles ( Berne , Ind. /South Adams ) led Bluffton with 19 points and three assists for the evening. Sophomore Eric Sweet (Ottawa/Ottawa-Glandorf) was the other Beaver in double figure scoring with 13 points, leading the team with seven rebounds. Sophomore Scott Bergman (Elmore/Woodmore) also threw in eight points and five rebounds.
Bluffton will open their home season on Wednesday night when they host Earlham for a tip off.