February 2, 2013

Men’s Basketball Sweeps Season Series Against Otterbein

ALLIANCE, Ohio - - Freshman Cody Dillon (Newton Falls/Newton Falls) scored a game-high 16 points as Mount Union's men's basketball team defeated Otterbein 93-65 in an Ohio Athletic Conference men's basketball game Saturday afternoon in the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex. 

Four other Purple Raiders scored in double-figures as sophomores Stevie Griffin (Canton/Massillon Jackson) had 15, Nate Jacubec (Struthers/Struthers) scored 13, freshman Kyle Scelza (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) had 11 and junior T.J. Gillespie (Toledo/St. John's) added 10 for the Raiders. 

Jake Bischoff scored 14 points as he was the only Cardinal in double-figures. 

This was the first time since the 2004-05 season that the Raiders have swept a season-series against the Cardinals. 

With the win, Mount Union improves to 9-12 overall and 7-7 in the OAC, while Otterbein falls to 7-14 and 4-10 in the conference. 

Early on in the first half, the game remained close as both teams combined for nine lead changes and three ties.

Freshman Jarrett Ruffin (Northfield/Nordonia) hit 2-of-2 free-throws which capped a 16-5 run by the Raiders to extend their lead to 12, at 33-21. 

Gillespie would hit a three-pointer with 46 seconds left in the opening half to match the Raiders biggest lead 12 points at 40-28. 

C.J. Julian would answer back with a three-pointer as he would cut the Raiders lead to nine going into halftime 40-31. 

The Raiders lead in the second-half would balloon to as much as 33, when junior Jimmy Darnley (Canton/GlenOak) converted two free-throws and the Raiders would go on for the 93-65 victory. 

Mount Union travels to Muskingum for their next game February 6 with tipoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. 

 

Newspaper Box Score

Otterbein vs Mount Union

02/02/13 3:00 pm at Alliance, Ohio -- MAAC

At Alliance, Ohio -- MAAC

MOUNT UNION 93, OTTERBEIN 65

OTTERBEIN (7-14, 4-10 OAC)

Jake Bischoff 5-7 0-0 14; C.J. Julian 3-10 0-0 8; Jon Juergens 3-5 0-1 8;

Zach Bakenhaster 2-3 3-4 7; Kenny Bolyard 3-7 0-0 7; Max Van Meter 3-5 0-2

6; Matt McCollister 2-2 0-0 5; Tommy Waterwash 2-7 0-0 5; Colin Echelberry

1-3 0-0 2; Marshall Crum 1-4 0-0 2; Jason Davis 0-0 1-3 1; John Finnegan 0-0

0-0 0; Keegan Parsons 0-0 0-0 0; Kiley Gessner 0-0 0-0 0; Matt Kurelic 0-0

0-0 0; Derek Dicke 0-0 0-0 0; Andy Yazrombek 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 25-55 4-10

65.

MOUNT UNION (9-12, 7-7 OAC)

Cody Dillon 4-7 6-6 16; Steve Griffin 6-10 0-0 15; Nate Jacubec 5-7 0-0 13;

Kyle Scelza 4-7 1-1 11; T.J. Gillespie 4-6 1-4 10; Matt Kiger 4-5 1-2 9;

Jarrett Ruffin 2-8 2-2 6; Jimmy Darnley 1-1 2-2 4; Justen Little 2-4 0-0 4;

Taylor Moore 1-2 2-2 4; Josh Duerr 0-1 1-2 1; Jerod Lane 0-0 0-0 0; Tyler

Fausnight 0-0 0-0 0; Lucas Supan 0-0 0-0 0; Evan Keeslar 0-0 0-2 0. Totals

33-58 16-23 93.

Otterbein.....................   31   34  -   65

Mount Union...................   42   51  -   93

3-point goals--Otterbein 11-23 (Jake Bischoff 4-5; C.J. Julian 2-6; Jon

Juergens 2-2; Tommy Waterwash 1-4; Kenny Bolyard 1-1; Matt McCollister 1-1;

Andy Yazrombek 0-2; Colin Echelberry 0-2), Mount Union 11-21 (Steve Griffin

3-5; Nate Jacubec 3-5; Kyle Scelza 2-5; Cody Dillon 2-3; T.J. Gillespie 1-2;

Jarrett Ruffin 0-1). Fouled out--Otterbein-None, Mount Union-None.

Rebounds--Otterbein 27 (Tommy Waterwash 4), Mount Union 35 (Matt Kiger 8).

Assists--Otterbein 14 (Andy Yazrombek 6), Mount Union 15 (T.J. Gillespie 5).

Total fouls--Otterbein 21, Mount Union 13. Technical fouls--Otterbein-None,

Mount Union-None.

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