Men's Basketball

 
November 17, 2012

Men's Basketball: Thiel Holds Off Mount Union, 81-76

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Thiel (Pa.) went 10-for-10 from the line over the final 30 seconds to hold off Mount Union, 81-76, in a non-conference men's basketball game at the Buzz Ridl Classic at Westminster College Saturday in New Wilmington, Pa.

Freshman Cody Dillon (Newton Falls/Newton Falls) had 21 points and eight rebounds to lead the Purple Raiders, who fell to 0-2 on the season.

Senior Matt Kiger (Williamstown, W.Va./Williamstown) had 19 points, sophomore Nate Jacubec (Struthers/Struthers) poured in 18 while freshman Taylor Moore (North Canton/Hoover) had 10 as the other double digit scorers for Mount Union.

Anthony Harvey made 7-of-10 shots, had a game-high 23 points and led four Thiel players in double figures as the Tomcats moved to 2-0 with a second-straight win over an Ohio Athletic Conference team in as many days.

Thiel jumped out to a 22-12 lead in the game's opening minutes but the Raiders rallied with an 18-5 run capped by a Kiger layup with 1:27 in the half to lead 30-27. Kiger would hit another jumper right before halftime and Mount Union led 32-30 at the break.

There were nine lead changes and eight ties in the second half with the final tie coming after Moore hit a three-pointer to know the game at 64 with three minutes to play. Thiel would get a three-pointer from Chace McKinney and never trail the rest of the way.

Mount Union hosts Pitt-Greensburg in the home opener Tuesday at 8 pm at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance.

Newspaper Box Score
Thiel vs Mount Union
11/17/12 2:00 PM at New Wilmington, Pa. Buzz Ridl Gymnasium
At New Wilmington, Pa. Buzz Ridl Gymnasium
THIEL 81, MOUNT UNION 76
THIEL (2-0)
Anthony Harvey 7-10 8-12 23; Chace McKinney 6-12 3-3 17; Ladell Trotty 7-16
2-2 17; Kamran McCaskill 2-6 11-12 15; AJ Forbes 1-8 2-2 4; Charlie Thomas
1-3 0-0 3; Luke Kochka 1-4 0-0 2; Brandon Barber 0-1 0-0 0; Khari Bess 0-2
0-0 0; Marquis Jackson 0-0 0-0 0; R.J. Brownlee 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-62
26-31 81.
MOUNT UNION (0-2)
Cody Dillon 6-11 6-7 21; Matt Kiger 7-9 5-5 19; Nate Jacubec 5-14 4-8 18;
Taylor Moore 4-7 0-0 10; Kyle Scelza 3-11 0-0 8; Evan Keeslar 0-0 0-0 0;
Jerod Lane 0-1 0-2 0; Jimmy Darnley 0-4 0-0 0; Justen Little 0-0 0-0 0.
Totals 25-57 15-22 76.
Thiel.........................   30   51  -   81
Mount Union...................   32   44  -   76
3-point goals--Thiel 5-18 (Chace McKinney 2-4; Anthony Harvey 1-2; Charlie
Thomas 1-3; Ladell Trotty 1-3; Khari Bess 0-1; Luke Kochka 0-1; Kamran
McCaskill 0-4), Mount Union 11-25 (Nate Jacubec 4-8; Cody Dillon 3-7; Taylor
Moore 2-4; Kyle Scelza 2-6). Fouled out--Thiel-None, Mount Union-Nate
Jacubec. Rebounds--Thiel 34 (AJ Forbes 9), Mount Union 42 (Cody Dillon 8).
Assists--Thiel 12 (Anthony Harvey 3; Chace McKinney 3), Mount Union 12 (Cody
Dillon 6). Total fouls--Thiel 20, Mount Union 21. Technical
fouls--Thiel-None, Mount Union-Cody Dillon. A-401

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