December 28, 2009

Men's Basketball Falls to Indiana-East in Final Non-Conference Game

Tyler Rigby scored a game-high 20 points and led three players in double figures for an Indiana-East squad that is now 8-5 on the season.

 

Dave Pellerite (Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Falls) had 18 points and 8 rebounds while Matt Wier (New Castle, PA/Mohawk) had 11 points as Mount Union falls to 5-7 overall.

 

IU-East jumped out to a 17-7 lead in the game's opening four minutes.  Mount Union then scored 10 of the next 11 points to get back into the game then a Jordan Tozzi (Magnolia/Sandy Valley) three-pointer gave the Purple Raiders a 27-26 lead with 7:54 left in the half.

 

IU-East then finished the half on a 15-6 run to take a 41-33 lead at the half.

 

The second half started the same way as IU-East out-scored Mount Union 16-7 to extend the lead to 57-40 with 14:26 to play.  IU-East would push the lead to as many as 25 points before the 80-62 final. 

 

Mount Union next plays at Baldwin-Wallace in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup next Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 7:30 pm at the Ursprung Gymnasium in Berea.

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