finish dooms Quakers in loss
and White were held scoreless in the game's last 5:19
(WC Press Release) Wilmington, Ohio (February 14, 2004) -- The Wilmington
College Quakers missed their last 10 shots of the game, and were
unable to find the bottom of the net in the last 5:19 of the game
as the team fell 81-58 to Mount Union on Saturday.
Guy (Webb City, MO/Webb City) led the team with 14 points.
Union jumped out to a quick 17-9 lead afterz five minutes, and increased
their advantage to 11 with 4:11 to play. The Quakers proceeded to
open an 11-0 run to tie the game at 32 before Mt. Union's Brad Gerard
hit a three-point basket at the halftime buzzer to give the visitors
a three-point lead heading into the locker room.
Union scored the first six points of the second half, opening a
six-point lead that they would not relinquish for the rest of the
game. The lead grew to double figures with 13:51 to play, as the
Purple Raiders cruised in the 23-point win.
led the Quaker scorers with 14 points while Deon Short (Cincinnati/Mt.
Healthy) scored 12 and Tyran Thompson (Middletown/Middletown) and
Stephen Gee (West Milton/Milton-Union) each scored 11. Josh Rohrbacher
(Columbus/Beechcroft) pulled down a team-best six rebounds while
Gee dished out four assists to lead the squad.
Union was led by Chris Blakely and Brett Hershberger, who each scored
14 points while Rob Paulauskas scored 13 and Curtis Stevens and
Kyle Karpinski each put up 10. Clay Sanders and Hershberger each
pulled down seven rebounds to lead the team while Sanders dished
out a game-high 11 assists.
the loss the Quakers fall to 1-22 on the season and 1-15 in the
OAC while Mount Union improves to 14-9 and 9-7 in conference action.
next game for the Green and White is on Wednesday, February 18 when
the team travels north to Westerville, Ohio to face off against
the Cardinals of Otterbein College with tip-off set for 7:30 p.m.