Quakers falter down the stretch in 76-73 loss to Mount Union


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WILMINGTON – Mount Union outscored Wilmington 11-1 in the final 3:01 Saturday en route to a 76-73 win in Ohio Athletic Conference men’s basketball action at Fred Raizk Arena.

Wilmington (3-3, 0-1) seemed to have the game in control with a 72-65 advantage on Andrew Russell’s basket.

But the Quakers committed four turnovers, missed two field goal attempts and went just 1 for 4 at the free throw line in the closing minutes. Up to that time, Wilmington had made 22 of 24 free throws.

Meanwhile, Mount Union (5-1, 1-0) was 1 for 2 from the field but more importantly – as WC continued to foul – the Purple Raiders were 9 for 10 at the free throw line.

Christian Jones led WC with 17 points. Russell had 7 of WC’s 21 rebounds but the Quakers were outrebounded 37-21.

SUMMARY

December 2, 2017

@Fred Raizk Arena

Mount Union 76 Wilmington 73

M 29.47…..76

W 36.37…..73

(76) MOUNT UNION (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Niamke 4-0-5-13 Francesconi 3-1-0-7 Stenger 2-0-0-4 Bower-Malone 5-2-8-20 Kukura 3-0-6-12 Mason 2-0-0-4 Gray 0-0-0-0 Burney 0-0-0-0 Friga 3-0-5-11 Griffin 1-1-2-5 Slack 0-0-0-0. TOTALS 23-4-26-76

(73) WILMINGTON (fg-3fg-ft-tp) C. Jones 5-2-5-17 Iles 3-0-3-9 J. Jones 1-0-0-2 Russell 4-1-2-11 Scott 1-0-1-3 Patrick 2-2-4-10 Lewis 4-1-2-11 Smith 0-0-2-2 Mercer 0-0-0-0 Myers 1-0-4-6 Hansford 1-0-0-2. TOTALS 22-6-23-73

FIELD GOALS: MU (23-47) Niamke 4-4; WC (22-57)

3 PT FIELD GOALS: MU (4-15); WC (6-21) C.Jones 2-4

FREE THROWS: MU (26-31) Bower-Malone 8-9; WC (23-28) C. Jones 5-6 Patrick 4-4 Myers 4-4

REBOUNDS: MU-37 (Kukura 8); WC-21 (Russell 7 Patrick 5)

ASSISTS: MU-7 (Bower-Malone 4); WC-13 (Smith 4 Lewis 3 J. Jones 2 Scott 2)

STEALS: MU-5 (Griffin 3); WC-9 (Smith 2 C.Jones 2)

BLOCKED SHOTS: MU-2; WC-1

TURNOVERS: MU-17; WC-9

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