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#8 ONU Women’s Basketball wins home opener over Adrian

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Adrian (Mich.) (2-2) 26 41 67
Ohio Northern (4-0) 47 43 90
ONU Sports Center
Adrian (Mich.) Ohio Northern
Pts: 3 Players (#10, #15, #20 – 11) Pts: Jordan Kimes – 18
Reb: Laqwana Dockery – 7 Reb: Jordan Kimes – 13
Ast: Antoinea McElroy – 2 Ast: Sara Kocian – 7
Team Statistics Adrian (Mich.) Ohio Northern
Field Goal % 30.2% (19-63 ) 50.0% (32-64 )
Rebounds 36 52
Assists 6 23
Turnovers 11 16
Pts off Turnovers 21 12
2nd Chance Pts 12 17
Bench Pts 34 53

full stats

By: Andrew Korba

ADA — Junior Jordan Kimes scored 18 points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds and junior Becca Saine added a career best 14 points to lead the No. 8 Ohio Northern women’s basketball team to a 90-67 win over Adrian (Mich.) in its home opener on Saturday afternoon at the ONU Sports Center.

The Polar Bears remain perfect and move to 4-0 on the season, while the Bulldogs fall to 2-2.

Northern has now won 27 consecutive regular season games, dating back to last season.

Kimes went 8-of-10 from the field and Saine was 4-of-6, including 3-of-5 in three pointers.

Senior Cenzie Yoder added 16 points and nine rebounds.

ONU never trailed and came out strong, jumping out to a 10-0 lead just 3:30 in the game, capped off on a layup from senior Taylor Hermiller.

Hermiller would finish the game with a season-high eight points.

Saine scored six points and Hermiller added four to spur a 10-0 run, giving the Polar Bears a 40-17 advantage late in the first half.

Northern took a 47-26 lead into the break.

The Bulldogs would cut the Northern lead to 55-39 with just over 14 minutes remaining, but ONU scored the next eight points to push its lead back to 63-39 to put the game away.

“Today was a great team effort,” said head coach Michele Durand. “We are a really deep team. It was not surprising that our bench gave us the effort that they did.”

ONU was 32-of-64 (50 percent) from the field and 5-of-14 (35.7 percent) in three pointers, while Adrian was 19-of-63 (30.2 percent) in shooting and 5-of-21 (23.8 percent) from beyond the arc.

Northern won the rebounding battle 52-38 and also held a 53-34 advantage in bench scoring.

Ohio Northern will return to action on December 4, when it opens OAC play with a trip to Baldwin Wallace at 7:30.



Dominique Royal leads Polar Bears to 2-0 record at Buffalo State Classic

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Johnson & Wales (RI) (1-3) 25 32 57
Ohio Northern (2-0) 33 39 72
Buffalo State Sports Arena
Johnson & Wales (RI) Ohio Northern
Pts: Robert Lewis – 18 Pts: Dominique Royal – 19
Reb: Quarry Greenaway – 10 Reb: 4 Players (#10, #12, #33, #42 – 5)
Ast: 2 Players (#22, #15 – 3) Ast: Joey Hurless – 6
Team Statistics Johnson & Wales (RI) Ohio Northern
Field Goal % 40.0% (18-45 ) 46.3% (25-54 )
Rebounds 29 35
Assists 10 13
Turnovers 14 10
Pts off Turnovers 11 16
2nd Chance Pts 6 6
Pts in the Paint 26 28
Fastbreak Pts 4 8
Bench Pts 2 9

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By Tim Glon

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Junior Dominique Royal led three players in double figures with 19 points as the Ohio Northern men’s basketball team defeated Johnson & Wales (R.I.) 72-57 at the Buffalo State Coles Classic Saturday afternoon at the Buffalo State Sports Arena.

The Polar Bears finish their season-opening tournament with a 2-0 record, while the Wildcats fell to 0-2 at the tournament and are 1-3 overall.

Royal was 6-of-7 from the floor and was a perfect 7-of-7 from the line and joined three other ONU players with a team-high five rebounds in the game.

Junior Lucas Pennington scored 18 points and senior Branden Rushton added 16 points for Ohio Northern.

JWU was led by Robert Lewis with 18 points and Matt Barboza with 16 points.

Northern held Quarry Greenway to just 13 points, 16.3 points under his 29.3 ppg season  average.

Back-to-back 3-pointers by Pennington broke a 19-all tie and gave the Polar Bears the lead for good at 25-19 with 4:31 left in the first half.

Two consecutive layups by junior Jordan Martin extended the ONU lead to 33-23 and the Polar Bears eventually led 33-25 at intermission.

A Greenaway basket at the 10:25 mark of the second half pulled JWU within 46-43, but Penning would answer with a three and Rushton would score to give ONU a 51-44 lead with 9:27 left in the game.

Rushton made a pair of free throws and followed with a basket on ONU’s next possession and the lead was 64-53 with 5:01 remaining.

Rushton’s jumper with 59 seconds left gave ONU its largest lead of the game and ended the scoring at 72-57.

ONU made good on 25-of-54 field goal attempts for 46.3 percent, while the Wildcats made 18-of-45 shots for 40.0 percent.]

Ohio Northern out-rebounded Johnson & Wales 35-29.

The Polar Bears will return to action Tuesday with a 7:30 pm contest at Defiance.



Franklin & Marshall’s 12-4 run to close game sinks McDaniel, 66-61


(courtesy Franklin & Marshall)

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Franklin & Marshall closed the game on a 12-4 run to defeat McDaniel 66-61 in the Centennial Conference (CC) men’s basketball opener for both teams on Saturday.

Tim Stewart (Smyrna, Del./Smyrna) registered 17 points in his home debut for the Green Terror (1-2, 0-1 CC), who had built a nine-point advantage early in the second half.

Terrel Phelps paced the Diplomats (2-2, 1-0 CC) with 19 points, including exploding for 16 after halftime that included four of his five 3-pointers.

Trailing 55-52 after two Phelps free throws with 5:02 to play, Cameron Royster (Derwood, Md./Magruder) converted a three-point play 36 seconds later to even the game.

Stewart and Jon Salandra traded baskets nearly a minute apart for the ninth deadlock. However, Salandra converted the ensuing free throw on his three-point play to put Franklin & Marshall in front for good with 2:32 showing.

Matt Porter extended the lead to 60-57 with 1:34 remaining.

A Nic Martin (Hagerstown, Md./St. Maria Goretti) coast-to-coast layup after Porter missed the second of two free throws closed the margin to 63-61 with 11.4 seconds remaining but Cedric Moune hit both of his free throws at the other end and Morgan Lee converted one of two from the charity stripe to set the final margin.

Baskets from three different players allowed the Diplomats to jump out to a 7-0 lead 2:30 into the game before Wesley Brooks (North Wales, Pa./North Penn) hit a triple to key a 9-0 counter.

An Evan Pupelis (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset) putback gave McDaniel its first lead with 12:39 remaining.

Lee put the visitors on top 20-16 with 7:36 showing before Jimmy Cranwell (Brick, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven), Phillip Perry (Crownsville, Md./Annapolis Area Christian) and Stewart each converted baskets for a 22-20 lad with 5:06 on the clock.

Triples from Stewart and Brooks around a Moune layup gave McDaniel a 30-25 lead at the break.

Martin converted a layup out of the intermission to stretch the advantage to seven.

A Duane Echols (Jessup, Md./Hammond) three-point play extended the advantage to 40-31 with 15:37 to play.

Still trailing 44-35, Phelps hit a 3-pointer with 13:23 showing to spark a 9-1 burst that closed the deficit to one just 2:42 later.

Brooks finished with a career-best 13 points. Cranwell added six points and nine rebounds.

McDaniel returns to action at Washington (Md.) on Tuesday. Game time is 7 p.m.



McDaniel easily beats Bryn Mawr in Women’s Basketball, 80-25


Alyssa March led McDaniel in scoring

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel scored the game’s first 19 points en route to a 80-25 victory over Bryn Mawr in non-conference women’s basketball action on Saturday.

Alyssa March (Fallston, Md./Fallston) netted a career-best 14 points to lead a balanced attack for the Green Terror (4-0), who got no fewer than two points from 14 different players. Steph Perez (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin East) was the only other McDaniel player to reach double figures with 12 points.

Nicolette Parmese led the Owls (1-2) with 18 points and 14 rebounds.

All five Green Terror starters scored in the game’s opening run that was capped by a Karli Zeps (Reisterstown, Md./Seton Keough) layup 4:46 into the game when the squad’s second five players had already subbed into the contest.

Parmese broke up the shutout with two free throws at the 14:56 mark before getting Bryn Mawr’s first field goal 5:55 into the game to make it a 21-4 game.

Two layups from Lauren Ballenger (Silver Spring, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) keyed another 12-0 run that stretched the lead to 35-7 with 7:52 showing in the first half.

A Perez layup off an inbounds play made it a 43-14 game at the break.

Back-to-back Perez triples in the second half helped extend the advantage to 51-14 before three minutes had elapsed in the second half.

Back-to-back 3-pointers from Samantha Dowling (Berkeley Heights, N.J./Governor Livingston) keyed an 11-0 burst that stretched the advantage to 65-18 en route to the 55-point win.

Dowling finished with eight points. Nikki Piper (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) and Shelby Taylor (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) led the way on the glass with six rebounds. Perez, Ballenger, Codi McMaster (Spring Grove, Pa./Spring Grove) and Sarah Bach (Manchester, Md./Manchester Valley) all dished out four assists apiece. Lindsey Nichols (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark’s) nabbed a career-high six steals.

McDaniel returns to action at York (Pa.) on Tuesday. Game time is 7 p.m.



Ohio Wesleyan loses close game to La Verne

(courtesy OWU)

The University of La Verne from California, used a 10-1 run in the second half of play to take control of the game and defeat Ohio Wesleyan in the Hoopsville National Invitational Tournament in Owings Mills, Maryland.

The Leopards improve to 3-0 while the Battling Bishops drop to 1-1.

Taylor Rieger led OWU with 15 points.

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