Turnovers played a major role in Shen's third quarter surge. The Plainsmen forced Bethlehem into coughing up the ball several times, which led to fast break opportunities.
"I think the defensive pressure they put on us in the full court took us out of our offensive rhythm a bit," said Irons.
Reyes scored five straight points early in the fourth quarter to put Shen up 60-45 before Bethlehem made one last push with help from Sperber, Ryan Stempsey and Scott Clas. Sperber finished with a team-high 15 points, while Stempsey contributed 14 points and Clas added 11 points.
However, the night belonged to Reyes and the Plainsmen. The senior guard scored 21 points and dished out several assists. Sarrafi-Nour chipped in with 17 points, and Brandon Miller added 12 points.
Shen returns to action Saturday when it travels to Syracuse to play Corcoran in a non-league game.""