fall to ONU 85-79
Quakers reach double figures in loss
WILMINGTON, Ohio The Wilmington College Quakers out-scored
the Ohio Northern Polar Bears 46-42 in the second half, but a 10-point
halftime deficit was too much to overcome in an 85-79 loss in OAC
play on Monday evening.
Quaker offense started strong, as the hosts opened a five-point,
10-5 lead four minutes into the game. ONU struck back with a 18-2
run, taking an 11-point lead six minutes later. ONU kept their lead
for the remainder of the half, increasing it to as many as 19 with
3:20 to play before the Green and White ended the half on a 12-3
run, giving the game its 43-33 halftime score.
Polar Bears led by as many as 14 in the second stanza before the
Quakers fought back, using a 13-0 run, cutting the deficit to one
with 9:54 to play in the game. The Quakers eventually tied the game
on three separate occasions, but were unable to go over the hump
to grab a lead, as the Polar Bears hit 9-of-10 free throws in the
final two minutes of the game to ice the contest.
Guy (Webb City, MO/Webb City) led the way with a team-high 22 points
while Eric Stirling (Brooklyn, NY/LaSalle Academy) scored 19 and
Deon Short (Cincinnati/Mt. Healthy) added 18 in the losing effort.
Short and Stirling each pulled down a game-high eight rebounds,
while Billy Nelson (Cincinnati/Shroder Paideia Academy) dished out
was led by Greg Badenhop's game-high 23 points while Kyle Gehle
and Charlie Kelly scored 16 and 13 points respectively off of the
the loss, the Quakers fall to 8-9 on the year and 4-6 in the OAC
while Ohio Northern improves to 9-8 overall and 6-4 in league play.
next game for the Green and White is on Wednesday, January 26 when
the team plays host to the Muskies of Muskingum College with tip-off
set for 7:30 p.m.