Wabash Cruises To 28-Place Road Gain At OWU

Wabash jumped out to a 5- lead at Ohio Wesleyan and trailed only once early in the first 50 % in advance of dispatching the hosts in a dominating 86-58 North Coast Athletic Convention victory in Delaware, Ohio Wednesday evening.
Wabash (5-3, 2-1 NCAC) trailed the Battling Bishops (4-4, 1-2 NCAC) 9-7 ahead of likely on a 28-5 scoring operate in excess of the next eight minutes to transfer in front by 21 points at 35-14. Ohio Wesleyan drew as near as 14 points in advance of the Minor Giants pushed the advantage back to 19 at the fifty percent, 46-27.
OWU lower the direct 14 points two times extra in the next half, but one more large scoring blitz sparked by three-place baskets from Jack Davidson and Tyler Watson improved the lead again to 20 factors with 14 minutes still left to play. Wabash taken care of the 20-additionally point margin for the remainder of the sport to declare its seventh consecutive victory in excess of Ohio Wesleyan above the previous 4 seasons.
Wabash performed its finest defensive activity of the period, holding Ohio Wesleyan to 21-of-62 capturing for 33.9 %, a season-minimal full by any Very little Large opponent this calendar year. Wabash shot 33-of-67 from the industry for 49.3 % and related on 13-of-30 photographs from 3-level vary for 43.3 %. The only taking pictures struggles came from the free of charge-throw line. Wabash strike just 7-of-12 makes an attempt from the charity stripe for a year-reduced 58.3 p.c.
Davidson led the Minor Giants in scoring with 22 points. He handed Wes Smith ’11 and moved into fifth place on the Wabash all-time scoring listing with 1,811 points. He also handed out 8 assists and grabbed six rebounds. Watson included 19 points, providing him 979 points for his occupation. Jesse Hall came off the bench to rating 12 details and get 7 boards. Kellen Schreiber chipped in 10 points. Ahmoni Jones snared a video game-significant 11 rebounds for Wabash.
Henry Hinkle paced Ohio Wesleyan with 20 points. Grant Spicer extra 12 details to the Battling Bishops’ scoring totals.
Wabash carries on its NCAC plan with a property match Saturday against Wittenberg College at 2 p.m. The Tigers have been the most loved to win the standard-year convention title in accordance to the preseason coaches poll and enter Saturday’s match with a 2- NCAC history just after defeating DePauw 77-69 in Greencastle Wednesday night time for their third straight victory of the year.