ONU men fall in OAC tournament
Thursday, February 21, 2013 4:56 AM
WILMINGTON -- Ohio Northern saw its season come to an end in the Second Round of the Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament with a 92-61 loss at Wilmington Tuesday night at Raizk Arena.
The Polar Bears end their season with a 13-14 record, while the Quakers advance to the Third Round with a 14-12 record.
WC will now travel to second-seeded Marietta for a Third Round contest Thursday night at 7:30 pm at Ban Johnson Fieldhouse.
Junior Jared Horstman (Fort Jennings) scored 15 points, junior Branden Ruston added 13 points and senior Taylor Kuhlman (Ottawa-Glandorf) scored 1-0 points in his final collegiate game to lead Ohio Northern.
The Quakers shot a blistering 70.4 percent (19-of-27) from the floor in the first half and closed the half on a 30-12 run after a thunderous alley-oop dunk by Heard with 10:06 left.
Wilmington expanded its 51-32 halftime lead and led 70-42 with 11:40 to play in the game.
Horstman made a pair of free throws to give ONU a 16-14 lead with 5:19 gone in the contest.
The Polar Bears finished the game 25-of-59 from the floor for 42.4 percent, while the Quakers made 37-of-58 field goal attempts for 63.8 percent.