January 12, 2013

Men’s Basketball Falls At Wilmington In Wild Double Overtime Game

ALLIANCE, Ohio - - Sophomore Nate Jacubec (Struthers/Struthers)  scored a career-high 31 points but Mount Union's men's basketball team fell 108-102 in double-overtime in an Ohio Athletic Conference game at Wilmington Saturday afternoon. 

With the win, Wilmington improves its record 7-8 overall and 4-4 in the OAC, while Mount Union falls to 5-10 overall and 3-5 in the conference.  

Sophomore Stevie Griffin (Canton/Massillon Jackson) scored a career-high 25 points, freshmen Jarrett Ruffin (Northfrield/Nordonia) had 19 and Taylor Moore (North Canton/Hoover) added 15 to round out the double-digit scorers for the Raiders. 

Brandon Candella and Dwight Johnson each had 24 points to lead Wilmington in the victory.

Jacubec scored a layup with 17 seconds left in the second half to tie the game at 79 for the Raiders.

Dwight Johnson had a chance to win the game for the Quakers but his jumper as time expired was no good sending the game to overtime. 

Jacubec scored the first points of overtime when he converted one of two free throws with 4:53 to go in the extra period to give the Raiders their second lead of the game and their first since 18:33 left in the first half.

Miles Bankston scored a layup with 2:37 to go in overtime as he would give the Quakers their biggest lead of the first overtime, five points, to make the score 87-82. 

Moore converted 1-of- 2 free-throws with 1:42 remaining in the first extra period to put the Raiders up one at 88-87. 

Johnson put the Quakers up two with six seconds left in OT as he scored a layup and made the score 93-91. 

Ruffin forced a second OT as he scored a layup as time expired and tied the game at 93. 

Ben Vonderhaar hit a jumper 15 seconds into the second OT as he put the Quakers up two at 95-93.

The Quakers would outscore the Raiders 15-9 in the second overtime and would go on for the 108-102 victory.

The Raiders return home for their next game when they host Muskingum Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex. 

Newspaper Box Score
Mount Union vs Wilmington College
1/12/13 3 p.m. at Wilmington, OH - Fred Raizk Arena
At Wilmington, OH - Fred Raizk Arena
WILMINGTON COLLEGE 108, MOUNT UNION 102
MOUNT UNION (5-10, 3-5 OAC)
Nate Jacubec 10-21 5-6 31; Steve Griffin 8-16 6-6 25; Jarrett Ruffin 5-8 8-9
19; Taylor Moore 2-5 11-16 15; Evan Keeslar 1-1 2-3 4; Matt Kiger 1-1 1-1 3;
Cody Dillon 1-3 0-0 2; Jerod Lane 1-1 0-0 2; Justen Little 0-1 1-2 1;
Clayton Patton 0-0 0-0 0; Kyle Scelza 0-5 0-0 0; Jimmy Darnley 0-1 0-0 0.
Totals 29-63 34-43 102.
WILMINGTON COLLEGE (7-8, 4-4 OAC)
Brandon Candella 8-11 7-11 24; Dwight Johnson 9-17 6-7 24; Miles Bankston
7-9 0-0 14; Ben Vonderhaar 6-13 0-1 12; Malcolm Heard II 4-6 2-5 10; Klarke
Ransome 2-4 4-4 9; Taylor Wellman 2-4 2-2 7; Tre Stennett 1-1 1-2 4; Jordan
Berlin 2-6 0-2 4; Christian Patterson 0-0 0-0 0; Ethan Fite 0-1 0-0 0; Tim
Pfeiffer 0-1 0-0 0; Ben McGriff 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 41-75 22-34 108.
Mount Union...................   33   46   14    9  -  102
Wilmington College............   39   40   14   15  -  108
3-point goals--Mount Union 10-29 (Nate Jacubec 6-12; Steve Griffin 3-7;
Jarrett Ruffin 1-2; Cody Dillon 0-1; Justen Little 0-1; Kyle Scelza 0-4;
Taylor Moore 0-2), Wilmington College 4-14 (Tre Stennett 1-1; Taylor Wellman
1-2; Brandon Candella 1-2; Klarke Ransome 1-1; Jordan Berlin 0-4; Tim
Pfeiffer 0-1; Ben McGriff 0-2; Dwight Johnson 0-1). Fouled out--Mount
Union-Jarrett Ruffin, Wilmington College-Brandon Candella; Malcolm Heard II.
Rebounds--Mount Union 44 (Jarrett Ruffin 10), Wilmington College 35 (Taylor
Wellman 7). Assists--Mount Union 7 (Nate Jacubec 3), Wilmington College 17
(Dwight Johnson 6). Total fouls--Mount Union 29, Wilmington College 31.
Technical fouls--Mount Union-None, Wilmington College-Malcolm Heard II.
A-319
Dwight Johnson sets career-high with 24 points



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