January 30, 2013

Men’s Basketball Loses A Heartbreaker To Baldwin Wallace

ALLIANCE, Ohio - - Sophomore Nate Jacubec (Struthers/Struthers) had a team-high 16 points but Mount Union's men's basketball team would fall at the buzzer 60-58 to Baldwin Wallace in an Ohio Athletic Conference men's basketball game Wednesday evening in the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex. 

Senior Matt Kiger (Williamstown, W. Va. /Williamstown) would have a double-double on the evening scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 rebounds and Junior T.J. Gillespie (Toledo/St. John's) dished out a game-high 8 assists for the Raiders. 

Sophomore Steve Griffin (Canton/Massillon Jackson) hit 1-of-2 free-throws to give the Raiders their final lead, 58-57 with 2:19 remaining in the game. 

Kevin Krakowiak tied the game at 58 for the Yellow Jackets as he would convert 1-of-2 free-throws with 55 seconds remaining.  

The Raiders would have a chance to take the lead only to see Gillespie turn the ball over with 26 seconds left.

The Yellow Jackets would take the ball for the final possession and  Krakowiak would drive down the left hand side and hit a layup as time expired to give the Yellow Jackets a two point victory, 60-58. 

With the win, Baldwin Wallace improves to 15-5 overall and 10-3 in the OAC, while Mount Union falls to 8-12 and 6-7 in the conference. 

Mount Union hosts Otterbein Saturday with tipoff scheduled for 3:00 pm in the MAAC. 

Newspaper Box Score
Baldwin Wallace vs Mount Union
1/30/13 7:30 pm at Alliance, Ohio - - MAAC
At Alliance, Ohio - - MAAC
BALDWIN WALLACE 60, MOUNT UNION 58
BALDWIN WALLACE (15-5, 10-3 OAC)
Chris Ameen 7-10 4-4 21; Kevin Krakowiak 3-9 2-4 9; Ben Umbel 3-8 2-2 8;
Kyle Payne 2-5 3-6 7; Grant Fairhurst 2-4 0-0 6; Jaron Crowe 2-5 0-0 5;
Tyler Ferrell 2-4 0-0 4; Skyler Simpson 0-1 0-0 0; Aaron Selmek 0-1 0-0 0;
Brandon Schmidt 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-47 11-16 60.
MOUNT UNION (8-12, 6-7 OAC)
Nate Jacubec 6-10 2-2 16; Matt Kiger 4-9 4-4 12; Kyle Scelza 3-4 0-0 8;
Taylor Moore 3-3 2-2 8; Steve Griffin 2-10 3-4 7; Cody Dillon 2-7 0-0 5;
T.J. Gillespie 1-2 0-0 2; Jarrett Ruffin 0-4 0-0 0; Evan Keeslar 0-1 0-0 0;
Justen Little 0-2 0-0 0; Jimmy Darnley 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-52 11-12 58.
Baldwin Wallace...............   31   29  -   60
Mount Union...................   29   29  -   58
3-point goals--Baldwin Wallace 7-24 (Chris Ameen 3-5; Grant Fairhurst 2-3;
Kevin Krakowiak 1-5; Jaron Crowe 1-4; Skyler Simpson 0-1; Tyler Ferrell 0-1;
Kyle Payne 0-2; Ben Umbel 0-3), Mount Union 5-15 (Nate Jacubec 2-4; Kyle
Scelza 2-3; Cody Dillon 1-3; Steve Griffin 0-3; Jarrett Ruffin 0-2). Fouled
out--Baldwin Wallace-None, Mount Union-None. Rebounds--Baldwin Wallace 25
(Chris Ameen 9), Mount Union 33 (Matt Kiger 10). Assists--Baldwin Wallace 12
(Ben Umbel 6), Mount Union 13 (T.J. Gillespie 8). Total fouls--Baldwin
Wallace 12, Mount Union 17. Technical fouls--Baldwin Wallace-None, Mount
Union-None.

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