Men's Hoops Returns to Alumni Hall Looking to Knock Off Warriors

Darrien Douglas
Darrien Douglas


COLUMBUS, Ohio -- After winning two out of their last three contests on the road, Ohio Dominican's men's basketball team returns to Alumni Hall for its first home game since Jan. 6 as the Panthers host No. 25 Wayne State at 1 p.m. Saturday.

ODU couldn't sustain its momentum after back-to-back wins at Lake Erie and Urbana as the Panthers dropped a 74-64 decision at Northwood in a GLIAC crossover game on Thursday. Ohio Dominican led by two with just over 10 minutes to play but could not hold on to the lead, as the Panthers missed 13 of their final 17 shots while yielding 24 points over the final 10 minutes of the contest. ODU shot 38.2 percent in the second half, while NU knocked down 16-of-29 (55.2 percent) of its field goals after the half.

Morgan Jones led the way with 17 points and six rebounds, Aaron Gibbs had his second straight double-double with 10 points and 10 boards and Kip Kelley drained four three-pointers en route to 14 points for the Panthers.

Wayne State entered the national rankings this week and lived up to its billing with a 102-72 home win over Tiffin on Thursday. The Warriors shot 57.4 percent from the field in cracking the century mark for the second time this season. Mike Hollingsworth led the way 22 points, while Jerry Oden and Ian Larkin each scored 16. The Warriors are 3-3 on the road this season and 3-1 in GLIAC play after falling 73-71 at nationally ranked Findlay last week.

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