fall by five to Marietta
Short scores a career-high 25 points in loss
Press Release) Marietta, Ohio (January 31, 2004) -- The Wilmington
College Quakers dropped their 18th game of the season to Marietta
College 59-54 on Saturday.
Deon Short (Cincinnati/Mt. Healthy) scored a career-high 25 points
on 8-of-14 shooting in the loss.
Quakers and Pioneers battled back and forth throughout most of the
first half until the Quakers used a 12-4 run to take a seven-point
lead with 2:01 to play in the period. Marietta proceeded to open
a 7-0 run of their own to tie the game at 29 before Josh Rohrbachcer
(Columbus/Beechcroft) hit a three-point basket with three seconds
left to send the Quakers into the locker room with a 32-29 lead.
the second half the Quaker lead would grow to as many as five with
15:33 to play, before the hosts opened a 10-0 run in the last two
minutes of the game to take a seven-point lead. The Quakers cut
the deficit to two with 27 seconds left when David Guy (Webb City,
MO/Webb City) hit a three-point basket, but the Pioneers hit 3-of-6
free throws down the stretch to put the Quakers away.
scored a game-high 25 points while Guy scored 17. Short pulled down
a team-high eight rebounds while he and Luke Wolfinbarger (Franklin/Franklin)
each dished out two assists.
Marietta put four players in double figure scoring, led by 17 points
from Matt Hines. Cody Lane scored 14 while Scott Laslo and Ryan
Wilkinson scored 12 and 10 points respectively. Wilkinson grabbed
With the loss the Quakers fall to 1-18 on the season and 1-11 in
the OAC while Marietta improves to 8-11 overall and 3-9 in league
next game for the Green and White is on Wednesday, February 4, when
the team plays host to the Crusaders of Capital University with
tip-off set for 7:30 p.m.