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Taylor women hoops set record in comeback win

The Taylor women’s basketball set a program record with its 15th-straight victory on Saturday by edging Mount Vernon Nazarene, 64-61 to secure a top-two finish in the Crossroads League.

Down by five with just over four minutes remaining in the game, the eighth-ranked Trojans (23-4, 14-2 CL) came alive to maintain their winning streak. Kendall Bradbury got the rally started with back-to-back buckets before a clutch defensive stops allowed Lauren James put Taylor on top with a pair of free throws.

Becca Buchs drained a deep trey to effectively seal the game, giving TU a four-point lead with 23 seconds left in the contest. Bradbury polished off the win with two free throws, as Taylor ended the game on an 11-3 run.

Adding 12 rebounds to her 24 points, Bradbury recorded her 48th career double-double. Buchs knocked down three triples for the 18th-time this season, finishing with 19 points.

Taylor travels to Goshen on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Men’s basketball

Mt. Vernon 71, Taylor 70

In the team’s third-straight game against a top-10 foe, Taylor came up just shy of a big win on the road. A bucket in the final seconds for No. 6 Mount Vernon Nazarene gave TU the narrow 71-70 defeat.

With 17 second left in the game, Ryan Robinson netted a layup to tip the give Taylor a lead but MVNU answered with points of its own, retaking the lead for the final time.

Four different Trojans contributed a double-digit scoring effort, as CJ Penha led the way with 17 points. Vincent Miranda followed with 15 points on three triples, along with 13 points from Robinson and 10 points from Evan Crowe.

Taylor will travel to Goshen (7-20, 1-14 CL) Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Boys basketball

Oak Hill 62, Eastern 33

The Golden Eagles put together one of their best quarters of the season in opening up a 19-0 lead after the first eight mintues Saturday afternoon. That lead grew to 39-9 at halftime and Oak Hill cruised to the win.

No additional statistics were reported for the game.

Oak Hill (7-11) travels to Tipton on Tuesday.