Coach Townsend gets first basketball win

James Keck

Sports Editor

After Jordan Townsend was named the head coach of the men’s basketball team at Benedictine, he would face one of the toughest non-conference schedules the school has had in years. Opening the season with ranked Wheaton College and then traveling to play in this past weekend’s invitational was a tough task for any team, but a big opportunity for Coach Townsend and the team to show what kind of team they are.

The Benedictine Men’s Basketball team traveled to Crawfordsville, Indiana to compete in the 2022 Great Lakes Invitational Tournament. They would face Trine University on Friday and fall short in a tough game with a final score of 59-57.

The Eagles would have their hands full again the following day with Baldwin Wallace University. The Eagles got off to the start they needed as they led by 18 after the first half. The offense did not slow down as the Eagles managed to score 43 points in the second half and beat Baldwin Wallace with a final score of 87-70.

“This win just shows when we work together, we can compete with anybody,” said Coach Townsend.

Junior Trevor Montiel would score a career-high 27 points with going 3-5 from the arch. Senior Nick Kosich would have a very impressive 14-10-6 for the first double-double of the season for the Eagles.

The Eagles would finish the game shooting 55.9% from the field and an impressive 61.5% from the arch.

“It is great to see results when you have guys that have put in so much work,” added Coach Townsend.

The non-conference schedule does not get easier as the Eagles will travel to rival North Central College on Tuesday at 7 p.m. to face a very talented Cardinal team.

Head over to North Central College on Tuesday to support the Eagles in a big non-conference rivalry game before Thanksgiving break.