unable to keep up with Otterbein in loss
Gee scored a career-high 24 points in ten-point loss
Press Release) Wilmington, OH (January 14, 2004) -- The Wilmington
College Quakers hung in with the 15th ranked team in the nation,
but was unable to keep up, as the Cardinals used a 9-0 run to open
a ten-point lead with 6:14 to play in the game. Otterbein ended
the Wilmington hopes, as they hit six of six free throws down the
stretch, sending the Quakers to the 75-65 loss.
Gee (West Milton/Milton-Union) led three Quakers in double figure
scoring with a career-high 24 points.
jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead to start the game, and increased
their lead to as many as six four minutes into play. The Green and
White clawed their way back, and eventually took a three-point lead
with 3:27 to play in the half. The visitors from Westerville proceeded
to open a 6-0 run, taking a three point lead that was evened when
Josh Rohrbacher (Columbus/Beechcroft) hit a three-point basket with
27 seconds left in the half, as the two teams went into the locker
room knotted at 35.
In the second half the Cardinals scored first, and never trailed
the rest of the way, as the Green and White tied the game once.
The Quaker deficit kept in the low single digits, and was even at
one with 8:38 to play in the game, until the visitors opened a 9-0
run, putting the game out of reach for WC. Five points would be
as close as the team would come the rest of the way, as the Cardinals
hit six-of-six free throws down the stretch.
led all scorers with 24 points while Tyran Thompson (Middletown/Middletown)
and David Guy (Webb City, MO/Webb City) scored 11 and 10 points
respectively. Rohrbacher and Mike Umpleby (Columbus/Centenniel)
were just off of the double figure pace with nine and seven points
respectively. Guy and Gee each pulled down four rebounds for the
Quakers, while Rohrbacher dished out six assists.
put four players in double figure scoring, led by point guard Tony
Borghese who scored 16 points, while Scott Hadley scored 12 and
DeQuan Owens and Kyle Walton added 11 and 10 points respectively.
the loss the Quakers fall to 1-12 on the season and 1-6 in the OAC
while Otterbein improves to 12-2 on the year and 6-1 in conference
The next game for the Green and White is on Saturday, January 17,
when the team plays host to the Pioneers of Marietta College with
tip-off set for 3:00 p.m.