Moses, Crusaders, Grab AD3I Independent-Team Status

WATERTOWN, WI – Four Maranatha Baptist University men’s basketball athletes garnered recognition from The Associations of Division III Independents (AD3I), which released its 2014 All-Independents Teams, selected by coaches from member schools.

Freshman guard Brady Moses burst on to the scene for the AD3I, by averaging 19 points, and 45% from both the field, and three-point range, and was named the Freshman of the Year, as well as First Team All-Independent.

The 6-0 freshman from Lodi, WI also helped guide his team to its best record since the 2003 campaign, and led the AD3I in scoring, while ranking third in three-point percentage.

Moses was joined by three Crusader teammates; junior center Brett Cashner (Urbana, IL), freshman guard David Wenthold (Geneseo, 44-Brett-Cashner-croppedIL), and freshman center Zach Terpstra, all which were named Honorable Mention.

Cashner’s consistency in the paint led him to multiple top-10 rankings in the AD3I, including third in total rebounds (6.9), fourth in offensive rebounds (62), and fifth in field goal percentage (55%). The junior center was second on the team in scoring (11.1 ppg.), and posted a season-high, 30 points, in a December 7th win over Great Lakes Christian College.

Cashner tag-teamed with freshman Zach Terpstra (Baron, WI) in the paint, who posted 7.1 points (50% FG) points per game, and his 4.5 rebounds a game stood 9th in the AD3I. Terpstra grabbed the seventh-most offensive rebounds in the Association (39), and came on strong late in the season, starting all but two out of a 20-game stretch, after making two starts in his first seven contests.

Terpstra had a season-high, 17 points, and seven rebounds, in a win over Midwest Region rival, Northland International, on February 7.

Freshman David Wenthold rounded out Maranatha’s award-winner, receiving recognition after averaging 8.3 points, in just 20 minutes a game. His acumen for three-point shooting led him to the fourth-ranked, 43%, in the AD3I.

Wenthold also shot nearly 44% from the field, and was 12th in the Association in total defensive rebounds (80). The Geneseo, IL, native, had his best game on November 22, with 20 points (7-9, 78% FG), and a sizzling, 6-8 from three-point range.

The Association of Division III Independents consists of seven Division III independent institutions that have joined together to recognize student-athletes at independent institutions, and to provide exempted postseason championship competition. The Association recognizes outstanding athletic achievements of its student-athletes on a weekly, monthly and annual basis.