fall to Capital 81-63
scores in double figures in losing effort
February 2, 2005
Ohio The Wilmington College Quakers out-scored Capital
40-33 in the second half, but a 25-point halftime deficit
was too much to overcome, as the host Quakers fell 81-63 in
Ohio Athletic Conference action on Wednesday evening.
started the game on a roll, jumping out to a 16-6 lead 14:31
into the contest, and did not look back for the remainder
of the half. After the Quakers cut the deficit to seven, the
Crusaders went on a 14-2 run, increasing the lead to 19. The
first-half lead grew to as many as 25, when forward Jake Beck
put in a layup with four seconds left in the half, giving
the visitors a 48-23 lead heading into the locker room.
Capital increased their lead to 26 a minute into the second
half, the Quakers started to claw their way back, chipping
away at the lead and eventually getting to within 14 with
9:23 to play, but that would be as close as the hosts would
come, falling by 18 at 81-63.
Stirling (Brooklyn, NY/LaSalle Academy) led the way with 15
points for the Quakers while Deon Short (Cincinnati/Mt. Healthy)
and David Guy (Webb City, MO/Webb City) each scored 14. Short
pulled down a team-high eight rebounds while Josh Rohrbacher
(Columbus/Beechcroft) dished out four assists. Stirling blocked
a career-high three shots while picking up five steals in
Capital put four players in double figures, led by David Kalb's
20 points while Beck scored 15, Brian Alge 13 and David Johnson
11. Jake Meisler pulled down a game-high nine rebounds while
Kalb and Johnson each dished out five assists.
the loss the Quakers fall to 8-12 on the year and 4-9 in the
OAC while Capital improves to 14-5 on the year and 10-3 in
next game for the Quakers is on Saturday, when the team travels
to University Heights, Ohio to face off against the nationally
ranked Blue Streaks of John Carroll University with tip-off
set for 3:00 p.m.