Panthers Continue GLIAC Play at Wayne State Thursday

Morgan Jones
Morgan Jones

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Dominican men's basketball team looks to snap its four-game losing skid and earn its first road victory as the Panthers play at Wayne State at 6 p.m. Thursday in GLIAC action.

ODU (2-6, 0-3 GLIAC) suffered its first home loss of the season last Thursday night, falling to Michigan Tech 81-75. In a game that saw 12 lead changes and five tied scores, the Panthers were unable to hold on to a 10-point lead early in the second half. ODU outscored Michigan Tech 20-6 on second chance opportunities and limited the Huskies to zero fast break points while also turning the ball over a season-low eight times.

Jake Mochoskay led the Panthers with a career-high 14 points on top of six rebounds. Darrien Douglas added 11 points of his own, while Aaron Gibbs contributed 10 points and six rebounds. The Panthers drained 7-of-11 from beyond the arc and shot 52.9 percent in the opening 20 minutes, but could not sustain that momentum as ODU managed 8-of-27 shooting (29.6 percent) and 3-for-12 (25 percent) from three point range in the second half.

Wayne State (6-1, 3-0 GLIAC) comes into the game after deating Saginaw Valley 89-87 in double-overtime on Saturday. The Warriors' are led by Bryan Smothers (16.3 points per game) and Mike Hollingsworth (14.6 points per game).

Contact: Scott Miles
miless@ohiodominican.edu