COLUMBUS, Ohio- The Ohio Dominican men's basketball team, in search of its first conference victory, hits the road this week. The Black and Gold's two game trip to Michigan will begin with a visit to Ferris State at Jim Wink Arena on Thursday, followed by a contest at Grand Valley's Fieldhouse Arena on Saturday.
About the Panthers:
On Saturday the Panthers suffered their second straight setback, losing to GLIAC foe Wayne State 86-68 in Alumni Hall.
Senior point guard Morgan Jones (Oberlin, Ohio) led the Panthers with 20 points while shooting 43 percent from the field and nailing a trio of three-pointers. Sophomore center Bobby Stauffer (Lexington, Ky.) notched a double-double tallying 18 points and 11 rebounds, including a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line. Don Kellum (Chicago, Ill.) chipped in with a career-high 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting.
Ohio Dominican shot 46.4 percent in the first half and was out rebounded 20-17. The loss moved the Panthers to 3-3 on the season.
About the Bulldogs:
Ferris State is coming off their first GLIAC loss, falling at Ashland, 71-49 on December 1. Daniel Sutherlin was the only Bulldog to reach double figures with 18 points and seven rebounds. Ferris State was limited to only 32 percent from the field and 16 percent from behind the three-point line.
About the Lakers:
Grand Valley State enters the game with only two losses and on a four game win streak. In their last game, against Lake Erie, the team shot 10-for-20 from the three-point line and 49 percent from the field in a 68-48 victory. Sophomore Ryan Majerle had a career-high 17 points, hitting five of his six three-point attempts. Ryan Sabin led the Lakers with 18 points in 31 minutes of action.
About the Series:
The Panthers are 0-2 against the Bulldogs and Lakers. Last season, they suffered home losses to both, 69-60 to Ferris State and 79-61 to Grand Valley.
Did you know?
- Bobby Stauffer (seventh) and senior John Trew (Barberton, Ohio) (ninth) are both top-10 in rebounding in the GLIAC?
- John Trew is second in the GLIAC in blocks per game (2.3)?
- The Panthers have scored 422 points so far this season, (70.3 ppg), and surrendered 434, (72.3 ppg)?
Contact: Sarah Twiggs