Marauders Fall To Malone
WILBERFORCE, Ohio – The Pioneers of Malone University cruised to a 89-68 victory over the Central State Marauders on Wednesday night.
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The Marauders opened the night with a 8-2 run but Malone answered with a 11-0 run to take a 13-8 lead at the 15:29 mark of the first quarter. The Pioneers led from that point forward, increasing their lead, 40-27, by halftime.
Malone opened the second half on a 7-0 run to go up by 20 points. By the 10 minute mark, MU had ballooned their lead, 70-40. CSU fell behind by as many as 35 in the second half as they watched the Pioneers stroll to the eventual 22-point victory.
The three-point line continues to be an issue for the Marauders. Malone made 15 of 28 shots from beyond the arc compared to CSU’s 8 for 23 performance.
Nate Shepherd converted 10 of 15 shot attempts to lead led the way for the Pioneers with 25 points. Jaret Majestic went 6 of 7 from three-point range to finish with 18 points. Daylan Haynie finished with 14 points and 5 assists and Ty Jordan chipped in with 12 points in the MU victory.
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CSU will return home on Saturday to play Lake Erie College at 3 pm. Lake Erie enters the game with an overall mark of 2-1.
Urbana Falls In Season Opener
TIFFIN, Ohio – The season opener under new head coach Andrea McCloskey did not go as planned for Urbana women’s basketball in a 69-38 setback Wednesday night at Tiffin.
UU (0-1) scored its lowest point total in the Division II era and managed only 13 points in the second half. The Blue Knights scored single digits in three of four quarters and shot 23 percent overall, including 2 of 18 from three-point range.
The Dragons (1-2) led wire-to-wire and utilized their size to dominate the glass where they held a 47-30 advantage while outscoring the Blue Knights 28-18 in the paint. Tiffin turned the ball over 19 times, but UU converted only eight points off the takeaways.
Senior guard Stefanie Davis led the way with 12 points despite a 3-for-20 shooting effort. She went 5 for 6 at the free-throw line, where UU finished a solid 8-for-10 shooting. Davis grabbed six boards with a pair of steals and assists.
Sylvia Hudson added eight points as the team’s second-leading scorer and grabbed a team-high six boards along with Davis.
Tiffin had three players reach double figures, led by Allie Miller’s game-high 16 points and seven rebounds. The Dragons shot 51 percent overall as Ali Schirmer (15 points) and Annie Santucci (14 points) helped lead the way.