SQUAMISH, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA — The Ball State men’s basketball team opened its foreign tour of Canada with an impressive 104-61 victory over Quest University in Squamish, British Columbia. The game was played with international basketball FIBA rules, including four 10-minute quarters.
Six different Cardinals scored in double figures in the victory, while all 11 Cardinals scored at least four points. The Cardinals scored 59 points in the second half as they hit 65.8 percent (25-of-38) from the field in the frame.
Senior captain and Plymouth graduate Randy Davis turned in a stellar all-around stat line as he scored 15 points, dished out a game-high eight assists and notched a game-high six steals in just 22 minutes of action. Junior guard Jauwan Scaife led all scorers with 19 points as he hit 7-of-18 from the field, including five three-pointers.
Sophomore forward Chris Bond from Bowman Academy also posted a strong all-around performance from the starting lineup. Bond posted 14 points, dished out seven assists, grabbed six rebounds and posted three steals in 24 minutes of play. He connected on 6-of-9 from the field and hit both of his free throws.
Ball State ended any doubt in the contest in the third quarter as it posted a 20-2 run to take a 65-38 lead. Six different Cardinals scored in the run with Scaife leading the way with five points while Bond chipped in four
The Cardinals poured on the points down the stretch, including a 12-0 run to take an 88-50 lead with 6:40 left in the fourth quarter. Davis keyed the final run as he scored six straight points, including a deep three-pointer in transition.
Ball State reached the century mark with 41 seconds left in the contest as Bond came up with a steal in the front court and scored on the fast break. Scaife capped the contest as he nailed a three-pointer on the Cardinals’ final possession.
Ball State finished the game shooting 53.2 percent (41-of-77) from the field and hit 33.3 percent (10-of-30) from long range. The Cardinals dished out 28 assists in the victory and outrebounded the Kermodes by a 49-35 margin. Ball State also forced Quest into 27 turnovers as it recorded 16 steals, led by Davis’ six. The Cardinals turned those miscues into 35 points while also scoring 22 on the fast break.
Ball State will continue its Canadian trip Friday evening as it faces off against Trinity Western University. The game is set for a 7 p.m. Pacific Time tip-off at the Richmond Olympic Oval.