Capital Comets News: Doseck Passes 500-points mark as Men’s Hoops loses down stretch at Wilmington Wednesday Night

Griffin Doseck (courtesy Capital Athletics)


WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Capital University men’s basketball team headed south on I-71 on Wednesday night, traveling to the campus of Wilmington College for their midweek matchup with the Quakers. It all came down to the wire, but unfortunately a last-second tying attempt was off the mark and the Comets came up short on the scoreboard, 76-73.

Capital now sits even at 10-10 on the season with a 6-7 mark in the OAC.

Wilmington moves on to 6-14 and 2-11 in the conference.

A highlight of the night was Griffin Doseck getting to the 500-point milestone. With his scoring on the night, Doseck now stands with 503 in his career, becoming the second Comet to secure such a feat following Laney Murphy earlier this year.

The first ten minutes ticked off with little to separate the two squads, and Wilmington led by just two as the first half reached its halfway point. It was the next seven minutes that began to tip the scale in favor of the hosts as the Quaker would soon move ahead by double-digits. However, once again, the Comets’ comeback attitude took center stage and they dominated the remaining 3:50, going on a 13-5 run to tie the game up by halftime, 35-35.

The Comets found themselves in the hole again in the second half, not as deep this time around. While Wilmington held a constant lead in the latter 20 minutes, Capital never let them eclipse double digits. It was a steady five or six point deficit throughout the remainder of the period with CU just one step behind. In the final moments, a Comets’ three came close to forcing overtime, but was just a few inches wide and Wilmington escaped with a 76-73 decision.

Carter Combs was back in peak form, dropping 22 points off of 7-for-12 shooting including four three-pointers. Elsewhere on the court, Combs collected four rebounds, a team-high three assists, and two steals.

Kaleb Crawford’s game concluded with 15 points in the scoring column, five boards, a team-high three assists, and one steal.
Dom Moegerle managed double figures with 12 points and an additional four rebounds and one block.

The freshman duo of McKane Finkenbine and Tre Hammond each found themselves with eight points. Hammond added an additional two rebounds to his name while Finkenbine came up with one as well as one steal.

Griffin Doseck grabbed a team-leading seven rebounds, scored four points, and recorded two assists, one block, and one steal.

Points – Abdul Kanu (20)
Rebounds – Three Players (7)
Assists – Abdul Kanu (7)
Blocks – Gavin Heimlich/Jayden Lewis (1)
Steals – Andrew Clark (2)

Capital will have another quick turnaround as they host Ohio Northern on Friday, February 3rd at 7 p.m. in The Capital Center.