win first of season
Rey picks up first collegiate victory
Press Release) Wilmington, OH (December 6, 2003) -- The Wilmington
College Quakers trailed 34-17 at halftime, but came out in the second
half and scored 46 points to just 27 by Heidelberg to give the hosts
their first victory of the season at 63-61.
Guy (Webb City, Mo./Webb City) scored 18 points to lead three Quakers
in double figures as head coach Will Rey picked up his first victory
as the coach of the Green and White.
Quakers trailed 34-17 after the first half, with the hosts shooting
just 7-of-24 from the field and giving away 11 turnovers, as the
Student Princes took a 17-point lead into the locker room.
In the second half the Quakers took just five and a half minutes
to cut the deficit to single digits, eventually cutting the lead
to six with 13:17 to play in the game. Heidelberg then went on a
9-0 run to take a 15-point lead with 10:27 to play. The Quakers
kept chipping away at the deficit as the team took their first lead
of the game with 2:44 to play when Josh Rohrbacher (Columbus/Beechcroft)
found Guy on a back-cut. The two teams changed leads back and forth
for the next minute before Stephen Gee (West Milton/Milton Union)
hit a three-point basket with 1:15 to play, giving the hosts a two-point
lead. The basket was the last of the game, as neither team could
find the bottom of the net for the rest of the half.
led the Quaker scorers with 18 points while Gee scored 16 and Deon
Short (Cincinnati/Mt. Healthy) added 10. B.J. Gordon (Toledo/Scott)
pulled down a team-best six rebounds while he, Rohrbacher and Luke
Wolfinbarger (Franklin/Franklin) each gave out three assists. Wolfinbarger,
in his first collegiate start, also grabbed a team-best four steals
in the victory.
was led by Lucas Messer, who scored 25 points on 9-of-16 shooting
while Nolan Edwards and Kenny Gilbert scored 12 and 10 points respectively.
T.J. Johnson grabbed nine rebounds to Messer's eight while Gilbert
gave out eight assists.
the win the Quakers improve to 1-4 on the season and 1-0 in the
OAC while Heidelberg falls to 2-4 overall and 0-2 in conference
next game for the Green and White is on Wednesday, December 10 when
the team travels north to Ada, Ohio to face off against the Polar
Bears of Ohio Northern University with tip-off set for 7:30 p.m.