unable to overcome cold-shooting first half
Team led by Deon Short's 24 points
(WC Press Release) New Concord, Ohio (February 23, 2004) -- The
Wilmington College Quakers fell to Muskingum College 65-60 in the
first round of the OAC Tournament, ending the season for the Green
The Quakers scored just 14 first-half points before coming back
to score 46 points in the second stanza.
Short (Cincinnati/Mt. Healthy) scored a game-high 24 points on 11-of-19
shooting from the field while David Guy (Webb City, MO/Webb City)
put in 19 in the losing effort.
Quakers scored first in the game, before the Muskies scored six
straight points to take a lead that they would not relinquish for
the remainder of the game. The first half deficit for the Quakers
grew to as many as 14 before the visitors from Wilmington cut it
to a dozen by the halftime buzzer.
team shot an abysmal 6-of-28 (21.4 %) in the first half, while hitting
just 1-of-9 three point attempts.
Quakers came out firing in the second half, and hit their first
three, three-point baskets, opening an 11-2 run, cutting the deficit
to three with 16:39 to play in the game. The team would close to
within two on a pair of occasions, but that would be as close as
the team would come, as Muskingum came out on top 65-60.
Quakers rebounded from their poor shooting first half to put up
46 points in the second stanza, hitting 17-of-32 shots from the
field (53.1 %) and shooting 9-of-16 (56.3 %) from beyond the arc.
Josh Rohrbacher (Columbus/Beechcroft) helped out Short and Guy by
chipping in eight points as Stephen Gee (West Milton/Milton Union)
scored six. Gee pulled down a team-high six rebounds while Short
and Guy grabbed five and four each.
was led by Jeff Smallwood, who scored 19 points while Tom Price
put up 11 in the winning effort.
the loss the Quakers end their season with a 1-25 record while Muskingum
improves to 12-14 overall.