Alex Thain’s 21 points paced the Hamilton Marine’s to a 59-56 win over Bethany Christian at home. The win pushes the Marines record to 4 – 16 with their final game Friday at Prairie Heights.
Markos Stanojcic posted another double double with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Bailey Merritt nearly matched Stanojcic with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Nick Johnson had 6 points and Dustin Cool had 3 points.
A strong defensive effort by Cool, Stanojcic, Cory Barnes and Jacob Pattee helped overcome the continued woes at the free throw line. Shooting only 4 for 8, the Marines also missed the front end of two one-and-a=bonus, but in this game Hamilton managed to come out on top.