to overcome cold shooting against defending champions
Ohio (January 15, 2003) The Wilmington Quakers shot just 32.8
percent in the game, as they were defeated 79-53 by the defending
National Champion Otterbein Cardinals.
were led by David Guy (Webb City, MO/Webb City) and Greg Liggens
(Toledo/Scott) who scored 12 and 10 points respectively.
(3-11, 1-6 OAC) and the Cardinals fought back and forth for the
better part of the first half, with the Green and White even holding
a two-point lead with 14:41 left in the period. Otterbein (8-6,
4-3 OAC) showed their strength late in the period, with an 11-0
run that opened up a 12-point lead for the hosts, as the Quakers
went into the locker room trailing by 10 at 32-22.
In the second
half Otterbein kept gradually pushing the lead up to as high as
28 points, and ended with a 26 point, 79-53 victory.
Guy led the
Quakers in scoring with 12 points while Liggens scored 10 and Adam
Weber (Peebles/Peebles) chipped in with eight. Liggens had a team-leading
eight rebounds as Three Quakers, Dave Hudson (Bucyrus/Col. Crawford),
Liggens and Mike Umpleby (Columbus/Centenniel) each dished out two
led by Tony Borghese who scored 19 points while Scott Hadley put
up 16 and Phil Susi and Aaron Minister scored 12 and 10 points respectively.
The next game
for the Green and White is set for Saturday, January 18 when the
team travels to Marietta, Ohio to face off against the Pioneers
of Marietta College with tip-off set for 3:00 p.m.