fall to top seed John Carroll 75-67
David Guy scores 1,000th point of career in game
HEIGHTS, Ohio The Wilmington College Quakers, the eighth
seed in the Ohio Athletic Conference tournament, gave the
host Blue Streaks of John Carroll all they could handle in
a 75-67 loss on Tuesday evening.
Guy (Webb City, MO/Webb City) scored a game-high 23 points
on 10-of-12 shooting from the field, becoming the 20th member
of the 1,000-point club in the first half of the game, while
Deon Short (Cincinnati/Mercy) scored 15 and Eric Stirling
(Brooklyn, NY/LaSalle Academy) chipped in 11.
Quakers came out firing, taking a six-point lead five and
a half minutes into the game before the Blue Streaks opened
an 8-0 run, taking a two point lead. The lead switched hands
numerous times in the half before the Quakers increased their
lead to six heading into the locker room by a 41-35 count.
Green and White held onto their lead for the first five and
a half minutes of the second stanza before John Carroll briefly
held the lead. The Quakers opened a 5-0 run to take back the
lead as the two teams battled back and forth, with the Green
and White taking a two-point, 59-57 lead with 9:03 to play
in the game before the Blue Streaks went on a 10-0 run over
a two-minute span in the second half, giving the hosts an
eight point advantage. The Quakers chipped away at the lead,
cutting the deficit to two with 1:38 to play before the Blue
Streaks ended the game on a 6-0 run.
led the way with 23 points while Short and Stirling put in
15 and 11 respectively. Zach Broermann (Brookville, IN/Franklin
County) was just off of the double figure pace with nine.
Stirling pulled down a team-high seven rebounds while Josh
Rohrbacher (Columbus/Beechcroft) dished out four assists and
picked off four steals.
Carroll was led by Brandon Mimes, who scored 20 points while
Michael Grogan and Andrew Salata each scored 14 points off
of the bench. Mimes and Peter Koch each pulled down seven
rebounds while three players, Koch, Grogan and Salata each
had three steals.
loss ends the Quakers' season at 10-16 on the year while John
Carroll advances to the semi-finals with a record of 21-4.
10 wins by the Quakers on the season is the first double-digit
win season since 1999-00 and just the fourth in the past 16
years. The nine win improvement from last season is the largest
since 1988-89's team improved 10 games.