Men's College Basketball

Getting Bonk-ed: Rangers guard leads 3-point barrage against Hawks

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Feb. 8, 2018 12:01 am Updated: Feb. 9, 2018 3:00 am

QUINCY -- The No. 1 point of emphasis Quincy University men's basketball coach Ryan Hellenthal made Thursday night before playing Wisconsin-Parkside was to force the Rangers off the 3-point stripe.

The Hawks failed in that regard.

Wisconsin-Parkside guard Adam Bonk made four consecutive 3-pointers in a pivotal stretch of the second half and the Rangers went 13 of 25 from beyond the arc overall in a 78-67 Great Lakes Valley Conference victory at Pepsi Arena.

"We were two steps slow," Hellenthal said. "Not one, two steps slow tonight. And I didn't like our body language and our energy."

The Hawks struggled for an answer on how things went so awry.

"I don't really know," junior forward Marcus Hinton said. "I felt like we were all bought in and ready to play for coach. Things didn't bounce our way, and then some of us got deterred instead of determined."

That's when the game got away from Quincy.

Trailing by 10 at halftime, the Hawks (7-16, 3-11 GLVC) played the Rangers even the first five minutes of the second half. But with 14:36 to go, Bonk drilled a 3-pointer from the left wing to kickstart a personal 12-point run that put Wisconsin-Parkside ahead 65-47 with 11:10 to go.

Bonk went 5 of 9 from 3-point range and finished with a game-high 24 points.

"We talked about their 3-point shooting ability all week," Hellenthal said. "They make nine a game and shoot 23 a game. Our goal was to keep them under six (makes). They had six at halftime."

That's how the Rangers built the lead.

Quincy led 10-9 with 12:28 to play before Wisconsin-Parkside (9-14, 7-6 GLVC) scored on seven consecutive possessions to build a 28-16 lead. The run started with back-to-back second-chance baskets and ended with the Rangers hitting four consecutive 3-pointers, the last by Bonk.

The Hawks cut the deficit to eight two in the final three minutes of the half but failed to score on their final two possessions and faced a double-digit halftime deficit for the sixth time this season.

"Our preparation, our practices this week were not good enough to play a GLVC game," Hellenthal said. "Our attention to detail and the way we embraced the game plan obviously showed.

"I put that on myself because I'm the head coach and I have to get these guys ready to play."

Hinton led the Hawks with 18 points and nine rebounds, while Demetrius Houston had 12 points and five assists but the Hawks shot just 36.2 percent from the field.

Worse yet, the Hawks shot 61.5 percent from the free-throw line, going 2 of 7 in the first five minutes of the second half when they could have trimmed the deficit to single digits.

"We talked about how this time of year there's the separation between a team that wants to still keep playing and one that has cashed its chips in," Hellenthal said. "I said that before the game. I said, ‘Tonight, there's going to be one of those teams on the floor.' I didn't like the way we responded."

It's another low point in an up-and-down season.

"It's frustrating," Hinton said. "It's real frustrating."

Wisconsin-Parkside 78, Quincy 67

PARKSIDE (9-14, 7-6 GLVC)

Player fg-fga ft-fta reb pf pts

Bonk 7-13 5-5 3 2 24

Evans 6-10 2-2 3 3 17

Barclay 4-8 1-1 4 3 11

Fjaerestad 4-7 1-1 2 3 11

Zagorac 4-9 2-5 7 5 10

Lee 0-3 0-0 2 1 0

Matulle 1-2 0-0 2 0 3

Keckeisen 0-0 0-0 1 0 0

McIntyre 0-1 0-0 5 1 0

Borcia 1-6 0-0 5 1 2

Team 0

Totals 27-59 11-14 34 19 78

QUINCY (7-16, 3-11 GLVC)

Player fg-fga ft-fta reb pf pts

Briscoe 1-4 1-2 3 4 4

Frasco 3-9 3-4 9 3 11

Houston 4-9 4-7 0 1 12

Stuckman 3-10 0-0 3 2 8

Hinton 6-12 3-6 9 1 18

Dosier 1-2 2-2 1 1 5

Meny 1-3 2-2 2 0 4

Zurcher 0-0 0-0 0 1 0

Johnson 1-8 1-3 2 0 3

Camilo 1-1 0-0 1 3 2

Team 0

Totals 21-58 16-26 30 16 67

Halftime score--Wisconsin-Parkside 40, Quincy 30. 3-point field goals--Wisconsin-Parkside 13-25 (Bonk 5-9, Evans 3-3, Barclay 2-5, Fjaerestad 2-5, Matulle 1-2, Lee 0-1), Quincy 9-22 (Hinton 3-7, Stuckman 2-4, Frasco 2-3, Briscoe 1-2, Dosier 1-1, Houston 0-3, Meny 0-2). Assists--Wisconsin-Parkside 16 (Borcia 5), Quincy 11 (Houston 5). Steals--Wisconsin-Parkside 5 (Bonk 4), Quincy 4 (Houston 2). Blocked shots--Wisconsin-Parkside 1 (Borcia), Quincy 1 (Hinton). Turnovers--Wisconsin-Parkside 8, Quincy 6. Officials--Roger Schmitz, Keith Eisenbath, Chad Green.

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