Men's Basketball on the Road For Two GLIAC Contests

Men's Basketball on the Road For Two GLIAC Contests

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Dominican men's basketball team will play two GLIAC road games at the beginning of next week when they travel to Ferris State for a 3 p.m. tipoff on Sunday and to Grand Valley State for an 8 p.m. start on Tuesday evening. 

The Panthers are coming off two conference losses at home at the hands of Saginaw Valley State and Hillsdale. ODU held a lead in the second half in each contest but could not hold on as they fell to SVSU, 73-69 and to HC, 75-65.

Freshman guard Shemar Waugh (Columbus, OH) had a solid week scoring a career high 17 points against SVSU. Waugh made five-of seven field goal attempts and added six points from the charity stripe out of seven tries. Waugh followed up that performance by setting a career high of eight assists against Hillsdale. The eight assists is the most a Panther has had since Chad Nelson (Columbus, OH) had nine at Findlay last February.

Junior forward Trent Weaver (Columbus, OH) continues to lead the Panthers in scoring, averaging 15.0 ppg. His point average is ranked 14th in the GLIAC. Weaver also ranks seventh in the conference in rebounds grabbing 6.8 per contest.

Junior guards Nelson and Mark Minch (West Chester, OH) are each averaging double figures on the season. Minch is scoring 14.3 ppg while Nelson is averaging 13.3 ppg. Minch leads ODU in 3-point field goal percentage at 40 percent, while Nelson leads the team with 10 3-point field goal makes.

ODU leads all GLIAC schools in free throw shooting percentage at 76.5 percent, and also rank 20 nationally in free throw shooting. The Panthers have had a better free throw shooting percentage than their opponent in all six games this season. Both Weaver and Nelson rank inside the top 10 in free throw percentage in the GLIAC as Weaver is shooting 88.9 percent (32-36) and Nelson is 83.3 percent (20-24) from the charity stripe.

Contact: Tyler Jester

jestert@ohiodominican.edu