Men's Basketball: Hastings 75, Missouri Valley 60

Monday, November 5, 2012

Hastings (Neb.) built a nine-point lead and sank eight of nine free throws during the second half to keep the host Missouri Valley College men's basketball team at bay for a 75-60 non-conference decision in Friday's season opener.

The Broncos out-shot Valley during the contest, 50.9 to 42.9 percent, and held a 37-26 rebounding edge. Hastings (1-0) got 14 points from senior Dane Bacon, with 6-foot-8 senior Jake Marvin contributing 12 points and a game-high nine boards and three assists.

Seniors Michael Connor and James Pope topped the Vikings (0-1) with 11 points each. Freshman Jordan Epps had six rebounds, four steals and three assists.

Valley will be at home Tuesday to face Hannibal-LaGrange.

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