Dons Win Exhibition

By Tommy Schoegler

November 6, 2012 Updated Nov 6, 2012 at 12:52 AM EDT

Fort Wayne (incnow.tv)- The IPFW Mastodons held the Alma Scots to 13 first-half points and 27 total turnovers in the game, and cruised to a 28-point, 71-43 victory in the lone exhibition game of the season.

Frank Gaines scored a game-high 12 points, as 11 of the 12 players that saw action reached the scoring column in the win. Luis Jacobo and Steve Forbes each scored nine points, while Mario Hines and Kevin Harden scored eight.

Hines pulled down 11 rebounds, as the Mastodons out-rebounded the Scots 48-to-39. Pierre Bland dished out a team-best four assists off of the bench, while Gaines had four steals to pace the squad.

IPFW never trailed in the game, but the squad led by one at 4-3 just three and a half minutes into the game, before the Mastodons ran off a 22-2 run over the next eight minutes to lead 26-5. The first-half lead grew to as many as 25 when the 'Dons went into the locker room with a 38-13 advantage.

The Mastodons' second half lead never dipped below 20, and reached as many as 33 with 3:38 to play as both teams liberally used their benches over the final 10 minutes of the game, as the 'Dons cruised to the 71-43 win.

Three players - Greg Silverthorn, DJ Beckman, and Isiah Law - each scored seven points, while Ivy Johnson pulled down seven rebounds for the squad.

The Mastodons open the 2012-13 regular season on Friday, November 9, when the squad travels south to take on the Auburn Tigers in an 8 p.m. EST tip-off.

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