GOSHEN — Nic Moore tossed in a team-high 16 points as the SMU Mustangs edged Texas A&M, 55-52, in the men’s basketball consolation game of the Corpus Christi Challenge.
The red-shirt sophomore (Warsaw) made 5-of-9 field goals (4-of-6 from 3-point range) and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. He also had two rebounds, two assists and two steals.
SMU is 6-2 so far on the season. The Mustangs are coached by Hall of Famer Larry Brown.
Moore has started all eight game and is averaging a team-high 13.8 points per game. He is shooting 53.6 percent (37-of-69) on all field goals, 56.0 (22-of-40) from 3-point range and 77.8 (14-of-18) from the charity stripe. He leads the team with 35 assists. Moore also has 24 rebounds and 12 steals.
Moore transferred to SMU after playing his freshman season (2012-13) at Illinois State. He had to sit out last season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Freshman Savannah Bley (NorthWood) didn’t get much playing time — 13 minutes — but she made the most of every second she was on the floor for the Taylor Trojans in a 72-61 win over Holy Cross. Bley scored a career-high 13 points. She made 4-of-8 field goals and 5-of-6 free throws. She also had four rebounds and a steal. Her previous scoring high was 10 points against Georgetown College.
Senior Lindsey Steffen (NorthWood) had nine points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals for Holy Cross.
Junior Emma Stahl (Jimtown) tossed in a career-high 19 points for the No. 1-ranked NAIA Division II Indiana Wesleyan Wildcats in a 66-47 victory at Cornerstone in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to improve to 8-0 on the season. She tied her previous career-best of 17 points with :09 left in the first half when she drilled a pair of tosses from the charity stripe. Senior Taylor Goshert (Wawasee) grabbed nine rebounds and Stahl six for the winners.