The Third-Ranked Baldwin Wallace University Men’s Basketball Team Loses to
Capital, 76-71, in Bexley to Finish the Regular Season at 21-4
BEREA, OHIO —Freshman forward Nate Stahl scored a game-high 24 points as the third-ranked Baldwin Wallace University men's basketball team was defeated by Ohio Athletic Conference rival Capital University, 76-71, in an OAC game today (February 18) in the Capital Center in Bexley.
With its win, the Crusaders end the regular season at 12-12 overall and 9-9 in the OAC. With its loss, BW ends the regular season at 21-4 overall and 15-3 in the OAC and outright regular season champions despite losing its last two contests. BW opens the OAC Tournament at home on Wednesday (Feb. 22) against either Heidelberg College or Mount Union College at 7:30 p.m. in Berea.
In the first half, BW jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead at the 19:11 mark when sophomore guard Brendan Schuler (Fariview Park/Fairview) canned a three-pointer. Capital then outscored BW 13-6 to take its only lead at 13-11 at the 16:03 mark when sophomore guard Pat Stolly scored on a layup. The Yellow Jackets regained the lead at 14-13 when junior guard Nick Meter (Mentor) canned two free throws at the 14:07 mark and led by as many as 15 points at 39-24 when sophomore guard Tyler Sekerak (Corry, Pa./Corry) buried a three-pointer at the 4:36 mark. BW also led at halftime, 42-30.
In the second half, BW increased its lead to as many as 14 points on three separete occasions with the last one coming on a layup by Sekerak with 16:10 remaining in the game giving BW a 52-38 advantage. Capital then went on a 10-0 run capped by a jumper from freshman forward Quintin Mitchell with 10:13 remaining, making the score 52-48. Capital tied the game at 68-68 with 1:00 remaining following two free throws by Mitchell. Two Yellow Jacket turnovers led to a four point Crusader lead, 72-68, with just 29 seconds remaining. Following a three-pointer from Schuler, Stolly made a pair of free throws giving the Crusaders a three point advantage with 21 seconds left. The Jackets had two chances to tie the game but both attempts fell short and the Crusaders pulled out a 76-71 victory. Capital was a perfect 8-of-8 from the free throw line during the final minute to help secure the win.
Leading the way for the Yellow Jackets was preseason All-American forward Tori Davis (Elyria/Open Door) with 16 points and eight rebounds. In addition to Davis, Schuler scored 14 points and Sekerak added 11.
In addition to Stahl for the Crusaders, sophomore guard Matty Owens scored 11 points and sophomore forward Jake Meisler chipped in with a double-double, 10 points and 10 rebounds.
The OAC Tournament semifinals are on Friday, Feb. 24 at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. and the OAC Championship Game is on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
FOR MORE BW SPORTS INFORMATION,please contact BW Sports Information Director Kevin Ruple by telephone at 440-826-2327, by FAX machine at 440-826-2329 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. To contact Head Coach Steve Bankson, please call him at 440-826-2039, via FAX at 440-826-2192 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
The Baldwin Wallace University YELLOW JACKET men's basketball team travel to Bexley, Ohio to face Ohio Athletic Conference rival Capital University at the Capital Center on Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. in the OAC regular season finale for both squads.
Game Notes #25 vs. Capital
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Baldwin Wallace University
LOCATION: Berea, Ohio
NICKNAME: Yellow Jackets
CONFERENCE: Ohio Athletic
2005-2006 RECORD: 21-3
OAC RECORD: 15-2 (regular season champions)
LAST GAME: Lost to Ohio Northern, 72-68, in Berea, Ohio
HEAD COACH: Steve Bankson
BW RECORD: 386-302
YEAR AT BW: 26th
CAREER RECORD: 41 yrs./ 667-419
LAST MEETING: Dec. 17, 2005 in Berea
WHO WON: BW won, 85-82
SERIES BEGAN: n/a
SERIES RECORD: CU leads, 43-38
NEXT GAME: Feb. 22; OAC Tournament
SERIES STREAK: BW, one game
vs. TBA at 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Bexley, Ohio
CONFERENCE: Ohio Athletic
2005-2006 RECORD: 11-12
OAC RECORD: 8-9
LAST GAME: Beat Marietta, 75-51, in Marietta, Ohio.
HEAD COACH: Damon Goodwin
CU RECORD: 181-129
YEAR AT CU: 12th
CAREER RECORD: Same
GAME NOTES -- The third-ranked Baldwin Wallace University men's basketball team travels to Columbus, Ohio to play Athletic Conferece rival Capital University in the OAC regular season finale at the Capital Center.
The Yellow Jackets are 21-3 overall and have clinched the OAC regular season title with a 15-2 mark. The OAC regular season title was BW's first since 1978-79 and the fourth overall in school history. BW last played on Wednesday (Feb. 15) when it lost to Ohio Northern University, 72-68, in Berea.
The Crusaders enter today's game with an 11-12 overall and an 8-9 OAC record following a 75-51 win on Wednesday (Feb. 15) at Marietta College in the Ban Johnson Arena in Marietta. Capital has won three straight games.
BW is OAC Regular Season Champ, Upcoming OAC Tournament -- BW has already clinched the OAC regualar season crown with its 15-2 OAC record. With the OAC Championship comes the number one seed and home court advantage throughout the OAC Tournament as long as BW keeps winning. The first round of the OAC Tournament is on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and BW will play either Heidelberg College or Mount Union College. Capital, at 8-9, is in a three-way tie for fifth place.
BW Ranked in Top 25 d3hoops.com Division III National Poll -- BW is ranked third in the latest d3hoops.com Internet Web site Division III national poll released on February 13. BW also was ranked fourth in the first NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional rankings (the rankings that decide the NCAA Tournament picks).
The BW Versus Capital Series -- This is the 82nd all-time meeting between Baldwin Wallace University and Capital University in men’s basketball. Capital leads the series between the two schools, 43-38. BW defeated Capital, 85-82, in the first meeting between the two schools earlier this season on Dec. 17. Capital's last win came on Feb. 19, 2005 when it beat BW, 95-92 in double overtime, in Berea.
The First Meeting Between the Two Teams: Baldwin Wallace -- 85, Capital -- 82, in Berea, Ohio on December 17, 2005 -- In the first meeting this season between the two teams, BW defeated OAC rival Capital University, 85-82, on Saturday, December 17, 2005 at the Ursprung Gymnaisum in the Lou Higgins Center in Berea. BW was led by junior two-time All-OAC and preseason Division III All-American forward Tori Davis (Elyria/ Open Door Christian School) wih 26 points. He was joined in double figures by senior All-OAC guard Keith Aufmuth (Brooklyn) with 19, sophomore guard Tyler Sekerak (Corry, Pa./ Corry Area) scored 12 and senior forward Dan Gundert (Wellington) added 10. For Capital, Dave Johnson led the way with 16 points and was followed by freshman Nate Stahl with 14, sophomores Jake Meister and Steve Kyser each scored 12 points and sophomore Brad Buckner added 10.
The Baldwin Wallace University Starters and Information -- The Yellow Jackets enter this game averaging 89.2 points per game and are giving up 76.0 ppg. for a scoring differential of plus 13.2 ppg. The Yellow Jackets are grabbing 40.0 rebounds per contest,8.7 more per game than their opponents. BW shoots 54.4 percent from the field, 41.0 percent from three-point range and 75.0 percent from the foul line.
Look for veteran Yellow Jackets Head Coach Steve Bankson to play as many as 11 players in this game. He will start 6’4” Tori Davis and 6'2" senior Dan Gundert at the post positions. In the backcourt, look for 6’0' sophomore Tyler Sekerak, 5’10” Brendan Schuler and 6’0” Keith Aufmuth to start. Davis tops the team and OAC in scoring with 23.5 ppg. and tops BW in rebounding with 8.7 rpg. He shoots 66.2 percent from the field (202-of-305) and tops the team with 49 blocked shots. Gundert scores 11.8 ppg., second in rebounding with 7.8, second in steals with 35, and has canned 100-of-156 shots from the floor for a 64.1 shooting percentage. Aufmuth averages 13.6 ppg. and has 51 assists, 50 three-pointers and a team-leading 40 steals. Schuler leads the team with 125 assists and scores 11.1 ppg. He is tied for first with Aufmuth with 50 three-pointers (50-of-110 for 45.5 percent). Sekerak scores 8.0 ppg. and is third on the team with 54 assists.
Off the bench, look for Bankson to play 6'4" junior post Chad Clark (Fremont/ Ross), 6'2" junior Nick Meyer (Mentor), 5’11” freshman guard Dennis Santiago (Brook Park/ Midpark), and 6’5” senior forward Charod Hale (Akron/Kenmore) Clark is scoring at 7.5 ppg., grabs 3.6 rpg. and canned 78-of-159 field goals for 49.1 percent. Santiago is averaging 5.0 ppg. and is fourth on the team with 15 three-point field goals. Meyer scores 4.8 ppg. and grabs 2.1 rpg.
Capital Probable Starters and Information -- The Crusaders of Capital University score 71.2 points per game and give up 68.9 ppg. for a plus 2.3 scoring differential. Capital shoots 45.2 percent from the floor, 35.7 percent from three-point range and 62.8 percent from the foul line. Look for Head Coach Damon Goodwin to start 6'3" freshamn guard Ryan Wood, 6'6" freshman guard Nate Stahl and 6'3" sophomore Matty Owens in the backcourt. Look for 6'7" sophomore Jake Meisler and 6'5" sophomore Steve Kyser to start inside. Stahl tops the team in scoring at 14.7 ppg., and is for third with 4.7 rpg., and shoots 42.7 percent from behind the arc (64 of 150). Meisler is second in scoring at 11.4 ppg., first in rebounding at 6.3 rpg., and third with 29 assists. Owens is scoring 6.3 ppg., grabbing 3.3 rpg., and is shooting 45.2 percent (56-of-124) from the field. Keiser is third on the team in scoring averaging at 11.3 ppg., second on the team in rebounding with 4.8 rpg. Wood is scoring 3.9 ppg. and is second on team with 17 three-pointers (17-of-41).
Off the bench, look for several players to see significant playing time. Look for 6'2" junior guard Brian Alge , 5'10" sophomore point guard Pat Stolly, 6'6" sophmore wing Mark Tinklenberg, 6'4", 6'6" sophomore post Brad Buckner, and 6'8" sophomore post Ben Gunn to see lots of playing time. Tinklenberg is scoring 4.1ppg., and grabbing 2.0 rpg. Alge is scoring 2.9 ppg., and Buckner is averaging 5.6 ppg and 3.4 rpg. Pat Stolly is averaging 5.7 ppg, and has canned (44-of-86) field goals for 51.2 percent.
In BW's Last Game: Ohio Northern -- 72, Baldwin Wallace -- 68 on Wednesday, February 15 in Berea, Ohio-- In its last game, BW lost OAC rival Ohio Northern University, 72-68, on Wednesday, Feb. 15. BW was led by junior forward Tori Davis with 22 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots. Joining him in double figures was sophomore guard Brendan Schuler with 17 points and senior forward Dan Gundert with 10 points. A key in the loss was being outrebounded, 43-30, including a 19-4 advantage on the offensive boards.
In Capital's Last Game: Capital -- 75, Marietta -- 51 on Wednesday, February 15 in Marietta, Ohio -- In their last game, the Crusaders defeated OAC rival Marietta College, 75-51, on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006 in Marietta, Ohio. In the victory, Capital was led by freshman Nate Stahl with 19 points and eight rebounds. He was joined in double-figures by Pat Stolly with 13 points and six assists.
Yellow Jacket Chatter
The OAC Regular Season Title -- BW's outright Ohio Athletic Conference regular season title this season is its first since the 1978-79 season and is the fourth in school history. BW also has won four OAC Tournament titles, including last season's, and will be the top seed in next week's OAC Tournament.
Davis Climbing Toward the Top 10 on the All-Time BW Scoring List -- Tori Davis is 11th on the all-time scoring list with 1,486 points and needs 14 more to surpass Terry Allerton's (1964-68) career total of 1,499 points to move into the Top 10 all-time BW Scorers. Davis also has 660 career rebounds to rank seventh and his 169 blocked shots rank tied for second behind all-time leader and Tori's older brother Thad Davis who had 190 blocked shots.
Keith Aufmuth is Lighting it Up -- Senior All-OACguard Keith Aufmuth is playing some of his best basketball of his career. Aufmuth is averaging16.2 ppg during his last 11 games and 17.2 ppg in his last five games. During this stretch, he became the 34th player in school history to join the 1,000-Point Club. He is now 31st all-time in scoring with 1,057
Steve Bankson is BW's Winningest Men's Basketball Coach -- Yellow Jackets veteran Head Coach Steve Bankson is the winningest men's basketball coach in BW's school history with 386 wins in 26 years. He has 667 victories in his 41-year career. Bankson is 386-302at BW, was 232-90 at Lorain County Community College and 49-24 in three seasons at the high school level. Bankson is also serving as BW's Men's Director of Athletics.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. BW Head Coach Steve Bankson can be reached by phone at (440) 826-2039, by FAX at (440) 826-2192 or via e-mail at email@example.com.