Panthers Drop Exhibition Contest At Toledo, 94-79

Panthers Drop Exhibition Contest At Toledo, 94-79

TOLEDO, Ohio – Junior Shemar Waugh (Columbus, Ohio) scored 26 points on 11-of-19 shooting and classmate Ronnie Williams (Columbus, Ohio) added 17 points as Ohio Dominican's men's basketball team fell 94-79 in an exhibition game at Toledo.

The Panthers hung close in the first half, leading 12-8 on a three-pointer by sophomore Michael Simon (Hilliard, Ohio). The Panthers stayed on top at 21-20 with nine minutes left on a triple by Sam Hickey (Toledo, Ohio) and were in front 31-30 on a jump shot by Waugh with five minutes to go in the period.

Toledo went on an 8-2 run, though, and took a 45-41 lead into the half.

ODU took a 50-47 lead early in the half on a three-point play by Waugh, but the Rockets answered with a 13-2 run and pulled away in the final 10 minutes.

ODU shot 44.6 percent from the field and made two more field goals than Toledo. However, Toledo went 32-of-47 at the free throw, compared to 13-of-17 for the Panthers, and hit 8-of-14 from behind the arc.

Hickey scored 11 points and Hasan Varence (Columbus, Ohio) added nine points with five rebounds. Junior Adam Cytlak (Van Buren, Ohio) scored eight points with seven rebounds.

Ohio Dominican starts the regular season at 4 p.m. Saturday at Johnson C. Smith.

Contact: Scott Miles