fall to Otterbein 74-67
Short scores a career-high 35 points in loss
(WC Press Release) Westerville, Ohio (February 18, 2004) -- The
Wilmington College Quakers fell to Otterbein College, despite a
career-high 35 points from Deon Short (Cincinnati/Mercy).
Quakers and Cardinals started the game fighting back and forth before
the visiting Green and White opened a 20-5 run to open a 12-point
lead with 4:33 to play in the first half. The Quakers were unable
to find the bottom of the net for the rest of the half, as the Cardinals
ended the period on a 16-0 run, opening a four-point halftime lead.
the second half Otterbein opened the lead to eight points before
the Quakers fought back and took a two-point lead with 15:30 to
play in the half. Otterbein increased their lead to as many as eight
with three minutes to play, before the Cardinals hit 9-of-10 free
throws down the stretch to claim the seven-point win.
scored his 35 points on 14-of-20 shooting from the field along with
3-of-4 from three-point range and 4-of-5 from the charity stripe.
David Guy (Webb City, MO/Webb City) and Tyran Thompson (Middletown/Middletown)
each scored 11. Guy and B.J. Gordon (Toledo/Scott) each pulled down
five rebounds to lead the team while Thompson dished out four assists.
Otterbein was led by DeQuan Owens who scored 17 points while Scott
Hadley scored 16 and Aaron Minister chipped in 10. Minister pulled
down a game-high eight rebounds while Tony Borghese and Minister
each dished out four assists.
the loss the Quakers fall to 1-23 on the season and 1-16 in league
play while Otterbein improves to 18-6 overall and 12-5 in the OAC.
next game for the Green and White is on Saturday, February 21 when
the team travels north to Tiffin, Ohio to face off against the Student
Princes of Heidelberg College with tip-off set for 3:00 p.m.