unable to hold lead in three-point loss
20, 2003) The Wilmington College Quakers used a 28-6 run to start
the second half, opening a nine point lead, but were unable to hold
on, as they were defeated by the defending National Champions, Otterbein
2-15 OAC) found themselves down by eight just three and a half minutes
into the game before cutting the deficit to one with eight minutes
to play in the period. The Cardinals then responded with a 7-0 run
to give the visitors an eight point lead. The advantage grew to
as many as 11 three times, including at the halftime buzzer as Otterbein
went into the locker room with a 42-31 lead.
11-6 OAC), who is in a three-way tie for third place in the OAC
scored first, opening a 13 point advantage before the Quakers unleashed
their 28-6 run, grabbing a nine point lead with 9:10 to play in
the game. Otterbein kept chipping away at the lead, and evened the
score five minutes later. The two teams went back and forth for
the rest of the game, as Deon Short (Cincinnati/Mt. Healthy) scored
on a layup with 35 seconds left, giving the hosts a one point lead.
Mo Ross of Otterbein then hit a layup 20 seconds later, and added
a pair of free throws three seconds later giving the visitors a
three-point lead with 12 seconds to play. A Josh Rohrbacher (Columbus/Beechcroft)
three point attempt was off the mark at the buzzer as the Green
and White were downed 76-73.
(Toledo/Scott) led four Quakers in double figure scoring with 15
points. Short and Dave Hudson (Bucyrus/Col. Crawford) each scored
13 while Rohrbacher had 10 and Adam Weber (Peebles/Peebles) chipped
in nine. Liggens and Rohrbacher each pulled down seven rebounds
to lead the team while Liggens dished out a team-high three assists.
led by Aaron Minister and Mo Ross who scored 28 and 26 points respectively.
complete a three games in five days streak when they host Heidelberg
on Saturday at 3:00 for senior day.