Quakers end losing skid with 12-point win
Stirling led four Quakers in double figure scoring
January 15, 2005
Ohio – The Wilmington College
Quakers snapped a two-game losing skid with an 80-68 victory
over the Purple Raiders
of Mount Union College on Saturday evening.
Eric Stirling (Brooklyn, NY/LaSalle Academy) led four Quakers
in double figures with 16 points, while also dishing out six assists.
The Purple Raiders came out strong in the game, taking a nine-point
lead seven and a half minutes into the game that had been postponed
four hours due to a miscommunication between the game officials
and the Ohio Athletic Conference. The Quakers responded with a
16-2 run, taking a five-point lead with just under seven minutes
to play in the game. The Purple Raiders kept clawing away, cutting
the deficit to one at 35-34 for halftime.
The Quakers never trailed in the second half, despite the fact
that their lead would not grow above seven for all but the last
minute of the game. The Purple Raiders closed to within one on
two separate occasions, the last with 2:40 to play in the game
before the Quakers ended the game on a 13-2 run, giving the game
its 12-point margin of victory.
Stirling scored 16 points while Deon Short (Cincinnati/Mt. Healthy)
scored 15 and David Guy (Webb City, MO/Webb City) and Zach Broermann
(Brookville, IN/Franklin County) each scored 13. Stirling pulled
down a team-high six rebounds while dishing out six assists.
Mount Union was led by Kyle Karpinski, who scored a game-high
27 points on 11-of-17 shooting, while three others, Brad Gerard,
Chris Blakely and Adam Stinogle each reached double figures.
With the win, the Quakers improve to 8-6 overall and 4-3 in the
OAC while Mount Union falls to 7-8 on the year and 3-5 in league
The next game for the Green and White is on Wednesday, January
19 when the team travels to Bexley, Ohio to take on the Crusaders
of Capital University with tip-off set for 7:30 p.m.