Otterbein Upsets 12th-Ranked BW, 88-75, in Westerville
BEREA, OHIO — Sophomore guard Dequan Owens scored 14 points tonight (Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005) as the Otterbein College men’s basketball team upset 12th-ranked Baldwin Wallace University, 88-75, in an Ohio Athletic Conference game at the Rike Center in Westerville.
With its win, Otterbein improved to 15-6 overall and 10-4 in the OAC. With its loss, BW dropped to 16-5 overall and 9-5 in the OAC and lost for the second time this week.
In the first half, the Yellow Jackets jumped out to an early four-point lead at 13-9 with 14:49 left when senior forward Thad Davis (Elyria/ Open Door) scored on a jump shot. Then Otterbein outscored BW 10-5 to take its first lead at 19-18 when freshman guard Eric Murphy canned a three-pointer with 12:15 left in the first stanza. Otterbein then would build its lead to as many as 42-31 at the intermission when freshman guard Ross Banaszak canned a three-pointer.
Early in the second half, Otterbein built its lead to 13 points on two occassions with the final one being at 49-36 with just over 17 minutes remaining. BW then outscored the Cardinals 22-14 to get as close as five points at 63-58 with 7:23 remaining in the game when Thad Davis connected on one of two foul shots. Otterbein then rebuilt its lead to a game-high 14 points at 81-67 with 1:10 left when senior guard Tony Borghese canned a trey.
Joining Owens in double figures for Otterbein were five other players as both Murphy, Borghese and senior forward Mark Church each had 11 points and both senior forward Mo Ross and junior forward Kevin King each had 10 markers.
For BW, Thad Davis had a team-high 30 points and five rebounds and sophomore forward Tori Davis (Elyria/ Open Door) had 13 points and game-high seven rebounds. With his 30 points and five rebounds tonight, Thad Davis now has 1,772 career points and 915 career rebounds to rank fifth all-time in scoring and fourth in rebounding.
The Yellow Jackets next play on Wednesday, Feb. 9 when they travel to Alliance to play Mount Union College at the Timken Physical Education Building at 7:30 p.m.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, Please visit the Baldwin Wallace Athletics website at www.bw.edu/athletics for up to date results and statistics. For further inquiries, please contact BW SID Kevin Ruple by phone at (440) 826-2327, by FAX at (440) 826-2329 or via e-mail at email@example.com. For more Yellow Jacket men's basketball information, please contact Head Coach Steve Bankson by phone at (440) 826-2039, by FAX at (440) 826-2192 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Game Notes #21 vs. Otterbein
The Baldwin Wallace University YELLOW JACKET men's basketball team will travel to Westerville, Ohio to play Ohio Athletic Conference rival Otterbein College in a key OAC game at the Rike Center at 7:30 p.m.
RADIO -- Baldwin Wallace University campus radio station WBW, 88.3 FM, broadcasts all home and away Yellow Jacket games both live and over the College internet Web site. The pregame show on radio starts 15 minutes prior to game time. For more information regarding BW basketball broadcasts, please visit the BW internet Web site at www.bw.edu/athletics.
Baldwin Wallace University
LOCATION : Berea, Ohio
NICKNAME: Yellow Jackets
CONFERENCE: Ohio Athletic
2004-2005 RECORD: 16-4
OAC RECORD: 9-4
LAST GAME: Lost to Heidelberg, 96-86, on 2/2/2005 in Berea
HEAD COACH: Steve Bankson
BW RECORD: 361-294
YEAR AT BW: 26th
CAREER RECORD: 40 yrs./ 642-408
LAST MEETING: OC won, 65-63, in Berea on 12/4/2004
SERIES STREAK: Otterbein, three straight
SERIES RECORD: OC leads, 48-35
NEXT GAME: February 9: at Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio at 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Westerville, Ohio
CONFERENCE: Ohio Ahletic
2004-2005 RECORD: 14-6
OAC RECORD: 9-4
LAST GAME: Beat Marietta, 118-106, in Marietta on 2/2/2005.
HEAD COACH: Dick Reynolds
OC RECORD: 580-313
YEAR AT OC : 33rd
CAREER RECORD: same
The Pregame Notes -- The Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jacket men's basketball team will look to get back on the winning track when it travels to Westerville to play OAC-rival Otterbein College in a key OAC game at the Rike Center at 7:30 p.m.
The Yellow Jackets enter this game with a 16-4 overall and 9-4 OAC record following their 96-86 loss on Wednesday night (Feb. 2) against Heidelberg College at the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium in Berea. The loss snapped BW’s five- game winning streak and dropped it into a tie for third place in the OAC with Otterbein.
Otterbein enters tonight’s game with a 14-6 overall and 9-4 OAC mark following its 118-106 win against Marietta College in Marietta on Wednesday night (Feb. 2). The Cardinals have won seven of their last nine games overall.
The Baldwin Wallace Versus Otterbein College Series-- This is the 84th all-time meeting between Baldwin Wallace University and Otterbein College in men’s basketball. Otterbein leads the series between the two schools, 48-35, including a 65-63 victory in the first meeting of the year in Berea on December 4, 2004. The Cardinals also were victorious on the final day of the regular season last year (February 21, 2004), 86-76 in Westerville. See more on this game on page 2. The last BW win came on February 22, 2003 when the Jackets beat the Cardinals, 76-72, in Berea.
The National Polls -- The Yellow Jackets are currently ranked 12th nationally in Division III in this week’s D3hoops.com Internet Web site national poll. The poll is released each Monday.
The Ohio Athletic Conference Race -- Capital University is in first place with a 10-3 OAC mark while John Carroll University is second at 9-3 in the conference. BW and Otterbein are tied for third place at 9-4. Capital and JCU play next Wednesday in Columbus.
The Baldwin Wallace University Starters -- Look for veteran Yellow Jackets Head Coach Steve Bankson to start 6’4” senior two-time All-OAC forward Thad Davis (Elyria/ Open Door Christian School), his brother, 6’4” sophomore All-OAC forward Tori Davis (Elyria/ Open Door Christian School) and 6’4” freshman swingman Brenden Shuler (Fair-view) at the post positions. At the point guard will be 5’11” senior Academic All-OAC player Tom Harrington (North Royalton/ Parma Heights Holy Name) and at the wing will be 6’0” junior All-OAC player Keith Aufmuth (Brooklyn). Thad Davis tops the team in scoring with 20.3 points per game and grabs s with 12.8 rebounds per game and is canning .611 percent of his field goals (157 of 257). Tori Davis is second in scoring at 17.8 ppg., second with 8.9 rpg., 40 blocked shots and 16 steals, and is shooting .617 percent from the floor (132-of-214) and .634% from the foul line (92-of-145). Tom Harrington is fourth in scoring at 9.1 ppg., first with 116 assists and second with 29 three-pointers and has committed just 51 turnovers in 687 minutes of action. Keith Aufmuth is third in scoring at 10.1 ppg. and is senond with 71 assists and first with 37 treys.
Off the bench, look for Bankson to play 6'2" sophomore guard Nick Meyer (Mentor), 6’0” freshman guard Tyler Sekerak (Corry, Pa./ Corry), 6’2” junior forward Dan Gundert (Wellington), 6’5” junior forward Charod Hale (Akron/Kenmore), 6’4” sophomore guard Matt Marks (Boardman) and 6’4” sophomore forward Clark Clark (Fremont/ Ross). Marks scores 6.0 ppg. and has 14 three-pointers and Meyer scores 4.2ppg. and has 15 treys. Sekerak is scoring 3.4 ppg. and is fourth with 17 steals. Clark is scoring 4.0 ppg. and grabs 1.6 rpg.
Otterbein Probable Starters -- Look for veteran Head Coach Dick Reynolds to start 6’0” senior Tony Borghese at the point guard position. At the wings, look for 6’1” sophomore DeQuan Owens and either 6’5” senior Mo Ross or 6’2” transfer Mark Church to start. On the inside, 6’5” senior Scott Hadley and 6’2” junior Kevin King, 6’5” senior Neil Hohman or Ross will start. Hadley tops the Cardinals in scoring at 14.7 ppg. and is second with 7.4 rpg. He has canned 102-of-177 field goal attempts (57.6%). Church, is second in scoring at 13.8 ppg. Owens is third in scoring at 11.4 ppg. and has 18 steals and 11 three-pointers. Ross is scoring 6.8 ppg. Borghese scores 10.1 ppg. and tops Otterbein with 36 three pointers and 95 assists. One big loss for Otterbein was that of 6’7” junior forward Tyler Ousley, who made an impact in the first meeting between the two teams. At the time of his injury, Ousley was scoring 7.6 ppg., topped the Cardinals with 8.0 rpg. and 64 percent field goal shooting accuracy and had 16 blocked shots.
Off the bench, look for 6’0” freshman guard Ross Banaszak (4.5 ppg. and 1.2 rpg.), Hohman (6.2 ppg. and 4.3 rpg.), King (8.2 ppg. and 6.4 rpg.) and 6’1” freshman guard Eric Murphy (5.2 ppg.) all to see quality minutes. In addition, 6’2” freshman guard Scott Cores (2.9 ppg.), and 6’8” sophomore center Greg Cooper (0.6 ppg.) to play.
In the First Meeting Between BW and Otterbein, on December 4, 2004 in Berea: Otterbein -- 65, Baldwin Wallace -- 63 -- n the first meeting this season between BW and Otterbein, on December 4 in Berea, the Cardinals won, 65-63. Despite the loss for BW, sophomore forward Tori Davis led in scoring with 24 points and also grabbed seven rebounds. His older brother, senior forward Thad Davis, chipped in a double-double with 14 points and 16 rebounds, and senior point guard Tom Harrington had 10 points. For the Cardinals, they had four players score in double digits. Senior forward Scott Hadley and senior guard Mark Church each scored 11 points and sophomore guard DeQuan Owens and injured junior center Tyler Ousley each scored 10. Church and Ousley each had five blocked shots in the game and Church had a team-high seven rebounds.
In BW's Last Game on February 2, 2005 versus Heidelbrg in Berea: Heidelberg --96, Baldwin Wallace --86 -- In BW’s last game, a 96-86 loss to Heidelberg at the Ursprung Gymnasium, the Yellow Jackets ran into a team that canned 11-of-15 (.733) three-pointers in the first half and dropped to 16-4 overall and 9-4 inthe OAC. Despite the loss, senior forward Thad Davis and sophomore brother and forward Tori Davis tied for team and game-high scoring honors with 19 points each. Tori Davis also grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds. Senior point guard Tom Harrington added 13 points and seven assists and junior guard Keith Aufmuth scored 12 points and had four assists.
In Otterbein's Last Game on February 2, 2005 versus Marietta in Marietta: Otterbein --118, Marietta -- 106 -- In Otterbein’s last game, a 118-106 win at Marietta on Wednesday (Feb. 2), the Cardinals broke open a one-point game at halftime to win their seventh contest in their last nine overall. In the win, sophomore guard DeQuan Owens and senior guard/ forward Mark Church tied for game-high honors with 23 points each. Junior forward Kevin King had 16 points, senior forward Scott Hadley had 15 points and freshman guard Eric Murphy came off the bench to taally 15 markers. Otterbein made 46-of-70 shots from the floor for 65.7 percent.
Yellow Jacket Chatter
Thad Davis Continues to Climb on the Charts -- Senior two-time All-OAC forward Thad Davis enters the game with Otterbein with 1,742 career points and 910 career rebounds and stands fifth on the all-time scoring list and fourth on the all-time rebounding list. Next up on the scoring list is the legendary Bob Walters (1959-63), who scored 1,840 points. All-time leading scorer Dean Martin (1969-73), who had 2,062 career points, is next on the rebounding list with 1,146.
Tom Harrington Has 360 Career Assists -- Senior Academic All-OAC point guard Tom Harrington has 367 career assists and stands fifth on the all-time Yellow Jacket assist mark. Harrington led the OAC in assists a year ago with 139 and currently leads this year in assists with 116. Harrington was also named a finalist for the 2005 Bob Cousy Award which is given to the most outstanding point guard in all the NCAA, Division I, II and III.
Steve Bankson is the Winningest BW Basketball Coach -- With his 361 victories at Baldwin Wallace, Yellow Jacket Head Coach Steve Bankson is the winningest coach in school history. He is 361-294 in 25 years at BW. Bankson has a career mark of 642-408 in 41 years overall, including a 232-90 mark in 12 seasons at Lorain (County) Community College and a 49-25 mark in three years at the high school level.
Al Sirat Grotto Day is on Feb. 12 -- On Saturday, February 12, BW and the Al Sirat Grotto, a local philanthropic group, will combine to host its 20th Annual Al Sirat Grotto Basketball Game against Muskingum College at 3:00 p.m. Partial gate proceeds will go to benefit children with cerebral palsy. The members of the Grotto also will honor a player of the game from each school.