January 23, 2013

Men’s Basketball Completes Sweep Of John Carroll

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Sophomore Nate Jacubec (Struthers/Struthers) scored a team-high 21 point as Mount Union men's basketball completed the season sweep of John Carroll with a 83-74 victory in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup Wednesday evening in the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.

With the win, Mount Union has now won two-straight games and improves to 8-10 overall and 6-5 in the OAC, while John Carroll falls to 8-9 and 5-6 in the conference. 

This was the first time the Purple Raiders have swept the Blue Streaks since the 2000-01 season. 

Freshman Taylor Moore (North Canton/Hoover) had 18 points and Kyle Scelza (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) tied a career-high with four three-pointers in the game for 12 points to round out the double-digit scorers for the Raiders.

Kyle Hubbard had a team-high 21 points to lead the Blue Streaks. 

The Blue Streaks came out of the gates quickly, as they would start the game on a 15-0 run.

The Raiders would answer with an 11-0 run, as Scelza would hit his second three-pointer in a row at the 12:26 mark of the first half, to cut the Blue Streaks lead to four , to make the score 15-11. 

At the 13:27 mark, the Blue Streaks leading scorer Kyle Hubbard would pick up his second foul of the half, and would sit for the remainder of the first period. 

At the 3:28 mark of the first half, the Purple Raiders leading scorer Jacubec would pick up his third foul and would sit for the rest of the half.  

Junior T.J. Gillespie (Toledo/St. John's) would score his fifth straight point as he scored a layup to tie the game at 38.

Senior Matt Kiger (Williamstown, W. Va./Williamstown) scored a layup with seven seconds left in the first half, as he gave the Raiders their first lead of the game at 40-38, and the Raiders would take a two point lead with them into the locker room. 

Hubbard made two free-throws with 18:46 to go in the game to tie the game at 40 for the Blue Streaks. 

Jacubec hit two straight three-pointers with 15:29 to go in the game to give the Raiders an eight point lead at 54-46. 

Gillespie hit a big three-pointer with 10:01 remaining in the second half as the shot clock was expiring to give the Raiders an eight point lead at 63-55. 

Jacubec gave the Raiders their biggest lead of the game, 14 points as he hit a three-pointer on the fast break with 6:17 reminaing in the game to make the score 75-51. 

Wallack would cut the Raiders lead to five with 3:45 remaining in the game, as he hit his third three-pointer of the game to make the score 75-70. 

The Raiders would go 4-of-4 from the free-throw line in the last 40 seconds and would go on for the 83-74 victory. 

Mount Union will be back in action when it hosts Capital Saturday at 4:00 pm, which will be the second game of a double-header with the Mount Union women facing Capital at 2:00 pm.  Newspaper Box Score

Newspaper Box Score
John Carroll vs Mount Union
1/23/13 7:30 pm at Alliance, Ohio - - MAAC
At Alliance, Ohio - - MAAC
MOUNT UNION 83, JOHN CARROLL 74
JOHN CARROLL
Kyle Hubbard 6-11 9-10 21; Danny Wallack 7-12 0-1 17; David Hendrickson 3-7
1-2 9; Kenny Janz 4-5 1-4 9; Regan Sweeney 3-8 1-1 8; Ryan Angers 2-6 2-2 8;
Ryan Farragher 0-0 2-2 2; Jake Hollinger 0-0 0-0 0; William Starks 0-1 0-0
0; Michael Whalen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-50 16-22 74.
MOUNT UNION
Nate Jacubec 8-14 0-1 21; Taylor Moore 6-13 5-7 18; Kyle Scelza 4-8 0-0 12;
T.J. Gillespie 4-7 0-1 9; Steve Griffin 1-7 4-4 6; Jarrett Ruffin 2-5 0-0 6;
Matt Kiger 2-3 0-0 4; Cody Dillon 1-4 0-0 3; Evan Keeslar 1-5 0-0 2; Jimmy
Darnley 1-1 0-0 2; Justen Little 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 30-70 9-13 83.
John Carroll..................   38   36  -   74
Mount Union...................   40   43  -   83
3-point goals--John Carroll 8-21 (Danny Wallack 3-7; David Hendrickson 2-4;
Ryan Angers 2-4; Regan Sweeney 1-3; William Starks 0-1; Kyle Hubbard 0-2),
Mount Union 14-36 (Nate Jacubec 5-10; Kyle Scelza 4-8; Jarrett Ruffin 2-2;
Cody Dillon 1-3; T.J. Gillespie 1-2; Taylor Moore 1-4; Justen Little 0-2;
Evan Keeslar 0-1; Steve Griffin 0-4). Fouled out--John Carroll-None, Mount
Union-Matt Kiger. Rebounds--John Carroll 34 (Kenny Janz 12), Mount Union 38
(Taylor Moore 9). Assists--John Carroll 14 (Ryan Angers 4), Mount Union 17
(T.J. Gillespie 5). Total fouls--John Carroll 16, Mount Union 20. Technical
fouls--John Carroll-None, Mount Union-None.
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