Capital wins shootout with Wilmington 92-87


By Bill Liermann - WNJ Sports Writer



Abdul Kane | Photo by John Swartzel

Abdul Kane | Photo by John Swartzel


BJ Hamilton | Photo by John Swartzel


DaeShawn Jackson | Photo by John Swartzel


Jeffery Mansfield | Photo by John Swartzel


Jeffery Mansfield | Photo by John Swartzel


Noah Dado | Photo by John Swartzel


Payton Smith | Photo by John Swartzel


WILMINGTON — It was a tale of two halves Wednesday night at Fred Raizk Arena in college basketball action, as the Capital Crusaders erased a nine-point deficit en route to a 92-87 victory over the Wilmington Quakers in Ohio Athletic Conference action.

With the win, Capital improves to 7-5 overall and 3-2 in the conference. The loss drops WC to 4-8 overall and 2-3 in the OAC.

Wilmington led the entire first half, and took a 51-42 advantage into the locker room at intermission.

Capital steadily chipped away at the deficit and went ahead for the first 60-59 at the 13:00 mark. The teams were tied during the next several possessions — 62-66-68-70-72-74 — before pulling way in the closing minutes.

The Crusaders truly “capitalized” at the free throw line in the second half, connecting on 18 of 22 attempts. Wilmington was six of 10 from the line on the night.

Capital’s front line of 6-7 forwards Reed Bradfield and Joe Hartman combined for 48 points on 18 of 22 shooting.

For Wilmington, leading scorer was Colin Myers with 20. He had four-three-pointers on the night.

DaeShawn Jackson followed with 15 and Jeffrey Mansfield added 14. Coming off the bench, Wilmington High School graduate Matt Smith added 11 points, on the strength of three first-half three-pointers and a second half field goal.

Wilmington travels to John Carroll 3 p.m. Saturday for a battle with the Blue Streaks and then returns to Fred Raizk Arena Jan. 15, hosting Otterbein in OAC action.

SUMMARY

Jan 8, 2020

@Fred Raizk Arena

Capital 92 Wilmington 87

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(92) CAPITAL (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Yahaya 6-0-3-15 Bradfield 12-0-4-28 Hartmann 6-0-8-20 Schreck 3-1-0-7 Caldwell 4-0-6-14 Meister 0-0-0-0 Roth 2-1-0-5 Dupler 1-0-0-2 Doseck 0-0-1-1. TOTALS 34-2-22-92

(87) WILMINGTON (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Kanu 4-0-0-8 Myers 6-4-4-20 Mansfield 6-1-1-14 P. Smith 4-2-0-10 Jackson 6-2-1-15 Mullins 1-1-0-3 Horton 1-0-0-2 Hamilton 0-0-0-0 Todd 0-0-0-0 Dado 2-0-0-4 M. Smith 4-3-0-11 TOTALS 34-13-6-87

FIELD GOALS: C (34-60) Bradfield 12-15 Hartmann 6-7; W (34-73) Jackson 7-12 Myers 6-12 M. Smith 4-7)

3 PT FIELD GOALS: C (2-13); W (13-29) Myers 4-10, M. Smith 3-4)

FREE THROWS: C 22-28 (Hartmann 8-8); W 6-10 (Myers 4-4)

REBOUNDS: C-33 (Yahaya 10 Hartmann 7); R-25 (Kanu 10 Myers 5 Mansfield 4 Jackson 2)

ASSISTS: C-13 (Caldwell 4); W-18 (Mansfield 4 P. Smith 4 Kanu 2 Jackson 2)

STEALS: C-8 (Bradfield 3); W-8 (P. Smith 2 Kanu 2)

BLOCKED SHOTS: C-3; W-3

TURNOVERS: C-15; W-13

Abdul Kane | Photo by John Swartzel
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/01/web1_WC_AbdulKanu_0108.jpgAbdul Kane | Photo by John Swartzel

BJ Hamilton | Photo by John Swartzel
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/01/web1_WC_BJHamilton_0108.jpgBJ Hamilton | Photo by John Swartzel

DaeShawn Jackson | Photo by John Swartzel
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/01/web1_WC_DaeShawnJackson_0108.jpgDaeShawn Jackson | Photo by John Swartzel

Jeffery Mansfield | Photo by John Swartzel
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/01/web1_WC_JMansfield1_0108.jpgJeffery Mansfield | Photo by John Swartzel

Jeffery Mansfield | Photo by John Swartzel
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/01/web1_WC_JMansfield2_0108.jpgJeffery Mansfield | Photo by John Swartzel

Noah Dado | Photo by John Swartzel
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/01/web1_WC_NoahDado_0108.jpgNoah Dado | Photo by John Swartzel

Payton Smith | Photo by John Swartzel
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/01/web1_WC_PaytonSmith_0108.jpgPayton Smith | Photo by John Swartzel

By Bill Liermann

WNJ Sports Writer

Bill Liermann covers college and high school sports for the News Journal. Follow him on Twitter @lierjet.

Bill Liermann covers college and high school sports for the News Journal. Follow him on Twitter @lierjet.