Men's Basketball Travels to Michigan to Play in Thanksgiving Tournament at Hillsdale

Ryan Hoyng (Photo by: Zoie Fisher)
Ryan Hoyng (Photo by: Zoie Fisher)

Game Notes

COLUMBUS, Ohio – After a pair of wins last weekend, Ohio Dominican's men's basketball team prepares for the Thanksgiving Tournament hosted by Hillsdale College Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Panthers get set to play Northern Michigan on Tuesday and UW-Parkside Wednesday. Both games will tip off at 5:30 p.m.

About Ohio Dominican

Ohio Dominican is coming off a pair of wins at the Don Callan Classic hosted by Cedarville last Friday and Saturday.

The Panthers enter the week with a 3-1 record.

In the 75-65 win over Shawnee State Friday evening, sophomore Tahj Curry (Fort Wayne, Indiana) set a career high with 26 points with 20 of those coming in the second half.

Junior Sam Hickey (Toledo, Ohio) and sophomore Matt King (Mason, Ohio) were also in double figures as they posted 12 and 10, respectively.

The Panthers held the lead the entire first half before a 15-2 run to open the second half gave the Bears the lead. However, Curry and the Panthers regained the lead under 10 minutes remaining on a King lay-up, a lead they would not surrender.

In the 97-64 win over Campbellsville-Somerset, ODU had 13 people enter the scoring column led by Michael Scott (Hebron, Kentucky) and King who each had career-highs with 13 and 12 points.

Junior Shawn Moore (Indianapolis, Indiana) notched his first career double-double posting 10 points while grabbing 10 rebounds.

ODU shot 52% from the floor in the contest, their highest of the season and the 97 points is also the most this season.

About Northern Michigan

The Wildcats enter the week with a 3-0 record posting three wins in four days to open the season last week.

NMU is averaging 78 points per game while shooting 49% from the floor and 45.3% from behind the arc.

The Wildcats are led offensively by a pair of senior guards in Isaiah Johnson and Naba Echols who are averaging 25 and 18 points, respectively per game.

NMU was projected to finish second this season in the GLIAC North with Echols being named the Preseason GLIAC Player of the Year.

About UW-Parkside

UW-Parkside has only played one game where they defeated Clarke by a score of 97-59.

Before the Panthers and Rangers match up, Parkside will play the host, Hillsdale, Tuesday night.

The Rangers had four players in double-figures while having 13 people enter the scoring column. Jonathan Morrobel led the Rangers with 15 while Chavares Flanigan and Adam Bonk each had 13.

Parkside shot a blistering 55% from the floor in the contest and 42% from distance with 11 makes beyond the arc.

The Ranger defense also had 17 steals on the night scoring 21 points off those turnovers.