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.