Men's Basketball: Mount Union Drops OAC Game to Baldwin Wallace

DeAllen Jackson (Photo By: JT Higgins)
DeAllen Jackson (Photo By: JT Higgins)

BEREA, Ohio- Mount Union men's basketball team lost to Ohio Athletic Conference opponent Baldwin Wallace, 80-75, Wednesday night.

The Purple Raiders (13-11, 8-9 OAC) were led by DeAllen Jackson (Akron/Hoban) with 22 points and eight rebounds as Nathan Bower-Malone (Stow/Stow) put up 17 points.

Baldwin Wallace got 19 points from Jay Battle as they improve to 12-12 overall and 7-10 in the OAC.

Mount Union got off to a 10-4 start early in the first half but the Yellow Jackets answered, getting their first lead of the game, 11-10, at the 14:05 mark. Baldwin Wallace pushed for a six point lead over Mount Union, 20-14.

The Raiders went on a 9-0 run to get a three point lead over the Yellow Jackets, 23-20, with 8:40 remaining in the half. Mount Union went into the break up by one point, 39-38.  

The second half started out with four lead changes and two ties as the Raiders then trailed the Yellow Jackets by ten points, 64-54, with 8:50 remaining.

An 8-2 run put the Raiders back within four points of the Yellow Jackets, 66-62. Baldwin Wallace pushed their lead back up, 71-62, with 3:31 to go.  A Bower-Malone three-pointer put the Raiders within three points of the Yellow Jackets, 76-73, with 22.7 seconds remaining. Mount Union could not get a lead back, as Baldwin Wallace won 80-75.

Mount Union travels to Westerville, Ohio to take on Otterbein for their final regular season game at 2:00 PM.