GREENVILLE, Pa. – The Thiel College men's basketball team secured a hard-fought 84-80 win over the Bethany Bison in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) contest Saturday afternoon at Beeghly Gymnasium.
Thiel was down 12 with 4:27 remaining in the first half but cut the deficit to 46-40 at the break. After a back-and-forth second half, Thiel took the lead for good, 82-79, when Luke Kochka drained a three in the corner on a Khari Bess (Waldorf, Md./Maurice J. McDonough) assist.
Kochka, a Gateway graduate, paced the Tomcat offense with a game-high 24 points. He made 9-of-14 shots overall and connected on 4-of-6 attempts from behind the three-point line.
Kochka also pulled down six rebounds.
(photo courtesy of Thiel College)