Otterbein overwhelms WC men 81-49


By Shawn Robinson - WNJ Sports



WILMINGTON — Otterbein left no doubt Wednesday with an 81-49 victory over Wilmington at Fred Raizk Arena.

Otterbein’s Alex Hannah led all scorers with 17 points, including five three-pointers.

Izaiah Cathey led Wilmington with 11 points.

The Cardinals jumped out to a 15-2 lead after four minutes, a 27-7 lead at the 9:41 mark of the first half and a 39-7 advantage, after a 14-0 run, with 6:32 left in the first half.

By that time, the Cardinals had made 15-of-24 from the field, including 6-of-10 from behind the arc, compared to 3-of-22 overall and 0-of-9 from three-point range for the Quakers. Otterbein also held a 22-7 advantage on the boards to that point.

Leading 43-16 at the half, Otterbein had 14 assists on 17 made buckets in 34 attempts, outrebounded Wilmington 30-11 and dominated scoring in the paint 22-8.

The Quakers whittled Otterbein’s lead from 30 to 19 points – 50-20 to 56-37 – from the 16:06 mark of the second half to the 11:57 mark. That was as close as the Quakers would get.

Otterbein extended its margin back to 30-plus, 71-40 with 5:54 left in the contest.

Wilmington finished the first half of the Ohio Athletic Conference slate at 1-8. It is 5-11 overall.

Otterbein is 4-5 in the OAC and 10-6 overall.

SUMMARY

OTT – 43 38 – 81

WC – 16 33 – 49

OTT (81) – Hannah 6-8 0-0 17, Scowden 3-5 4-5 10, Evans 3-11 0-1 7, Heckman 7-10 0-0 16, Patrick 3-7 1-2 7, Davis 0-2 0-0 0, Osborne 1-1 0-0 3, Kreager 2-3 0-1 5, Lane 0-1 0-0 0, Raines 1-6 1-2 3, R. Taylor 0-1 0-0 0, Flannery 0-0 0-0, Hughes 1-3 2-3 4, Cleaver 0-1 0-0, Huber 0-0 0-0, Holmes 3-4 0-0 6, Coppock 0-1 1-2 1, G. Taylor 0-0 0-0, Stuck 1-2 0-0 2. Total 31-66 9-16 81. 3-point goals: 10-27 (Hannah 5-7, Scowden 0-1, Evans 1-2, Heckman 2-4, Patrick 0-1, Osborne 1-1, Kreager 1-2, Rains 0-4, R. Taylor 0-1, Hughes 0-2, Coppock 0-1, Stuck 0-1). Rebounds 54. Assists 22, Steals 4, Blocks 4, Turnovers 15, Fouls 16.

WC (49) – Doty 0-0 0-0 0, Kanu 2-10 0-0 4, Heimlich 4-8 0-0 9, Clark 1-4 0-0 2, Bird 2-9 1-2 5, Taborn 1-2 0-0 2, Lewis 0-4 0-0 0, Welsch 0-1 0-0 0, Frazier 0-1, 0-0 0, Duniver 0-0 0-0 0, McGuirt 0-0 0-0 0, I. Cathey 4-7 2-3 11, E. Cathey 1-2 3-4 6, Malagreca 0-3 1-2, Farley 2-4 0-0 4, Allen 1-1 0-0 2, Baltazar 0-2 0-0 0, Smith 0-1 0-0 0, Barker 1-2 0-1 2. Total 19-64 7-12 49. 3-point goals: 4-27 (Doty 0-3, Kanu 0-3, Heimlich 1-4, Clark 0-1, Bird 1-2, Taborn 0-1, Lewish 0-3, I. Cathey 1-3, E. Cathey 1-1, Farley 0-1, Allen 1-1, Baltazar 0-1, Smith 0-1). Rebounds 29. Assists 6, Steals 7, Blocks 3, Turnovers 7, Fouls 14.

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By Shawn Robinson

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