scored 18 points in WC’s fourth straight win
December 18, 2004
MARIETTA – The
Wilmington College Quakers won their fourth straight game for
the first time since 1997-98, improving to 6-4
overall, the first time the team has been two games above .500
since 1997-98. Deon Short (Cincinnati/Mt. Healthy) scored a team-high
18 points for the Quakers in the 88-78 victory.
The Quakers came out in the first half and shot a blistering 18
of 34 from the field (52.9%) in jumping out to a 44-20 halftime
advantage. The Quakers never trailed in the game, as the teams
were tied on two different occasions, including with 13:28 in the
game before the Green and White opened a 10-0 run, giving them
their first double digit lead of the game, which they opened to
24 by halftime.
Marietta, which had
went away from their “run and gun” offense
opened the second half with the fast-paced style of play, but were
only able to get within eight points late in the game in the 10-point
Short led the team with 18 points while Eric Stirling (Brooklyn,
NY/LaSalle Academy) scored 15 and David Guy (Webb City, MO/Webb
City) added 13 in the victory. In all, 12 of the 14 players that
saw action in the game reached the scoring column. Stirling led
the team with eight rebounds and seven assists, both game highs,
while Short, Guy and Josh Rohrbacher (Columbus/Beechcroft) each
dished out four assists.
Marietta was led by Chad Sponseller who scored 13 points while
Craig Stewart and Matt Hines scored 13 and 11 points respectively.
With the win, the Quakers improve to 6-4 on the season and 3-1
in the OAC while Marietta falls to 1-8 overall and 0-4 in league
The next game for the Green and White is on January 2 when the
team plays host to Maryville (TN) College with tip-off set for