Quakers drop third straight, 67-65
Short and Stirling each get double-doubles in loss
December 1, 2004
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Kentucky – The
Wilmington College Quakers dropped their third straight game,
this one to Thomas More College
by a 67-65. Deon Short (Cincinnati/Mt. Healthy) and Eric Stirling
(Brooklyn, NY/LaSalle Academy) each had double-doubles in the loss.
The Saints scored the first four points of the game, and led for
the first five and a half minutes before Short connected on his
ninth consecutive point, a three-point basket, giving the visiting
Green and White a three-point lead. The two teams battled back
and forth for the remainder of the half as the Saints took a six-point
lead into the locker room.
The Thomas More second-half
lead grew to as many as 10 with 5:32 to play in the game before
the Quakers mounted a comeback, using
a 12-2 run over the game’s next four minutes to tie the game
at 63 with 1:21 to play in the game. The Saints hit three straight
free throws to take a lead that they would not relinquish for the
last minute of the game.
Short led the way for the Quakers with a season-high 28 points
while Stirling added 17 in the losing effort. Stirling pulled down
13 rebounds to lead he team while Short added 10 for the first
two double-doubles of the 2004-05 season. Three Quakers, Stirling,
David Guy (Webb City, MO/Webb City) and Josh Rohrbacher (Columbus/Beechcroft)
each dished out three assists as Short picked up five steals.
A trio of Saints scored
in double figures, led by Chris Hill’s
16 points while R.K. Thurman added 13 points and 13 rebounds.
With the loss, the Quakers fall to 2-3 on the season while Thomas
More improves to 2-2.
The next game for the Quakers is on Saturday, December 3 when
the team will face off against the Blue Streaks of John Carroll
University in the Ohio Athletic Conference opener for both teams.