drop fifth straight
falls to Mount Union 63-59
Ohio The Wilmington College Quakers dropped their fifth straight
game on Saturday afternoon with a 63-59 loss at the hands of Mount
Quakers scored in double figures, but it was not enough as the team
lost for the fifth time in two weeks.
Quakers scored first in the game when Deon Short (Cincinnati/Mt.
Healthy) hit a three-point basket before the Purple Raiders score
the next 12 points and didn't trail for the remainder of the half.
The Quakers closed to within six points at 22-16 with 6:29 to play
in the game before the hosts used a 9-0 run to take a 15 point lead
that the Quakers cut to seven by halftime.
The Quakers scored the first six points of the second half to close
to within one, and eventually took a lead as large as three points
before the Purple Raiders used a 7-0 run to give the hosts a four-point
lead that they would keep for the remainder of the game. In the
last five minutes Mount Union led by as many as seven points with
3:27 to play in the game before the Green and White fought back
and tied the game at 59 with 11 seconds to play. Point guard Clay
Sanders hit a layup with four seconds to play, before a Quaker turnover
sealed the fate for the Quakers.
Short scored a team-high 13 points in the loss while freshmen Zach
Broermann (Brookville, IN/Franklin County) and Fred Harrison (Cleveland/East)
scored 10 points. David Guy (Webb City, MO/Webb City) pulled down
a team-high seven rebounds while he and Broermann dished out four
Mount Union was led by Chris Blakely who scored 13 points while
Brett Hershberger and Kyle Karpinski each scored a dozen. Blakely
pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds while Sanders dished out six
With the loss the Quakers fall to 8-11 on the season and 4-8 in
the OAC while Mount Union improves to 9-10 overall and 5-7 in league
next game for the Quakers is on Wednesday, February 2 when the team
plays host to the Crusaders of Capital University with tip-off set
for 7:30 p.m.