Men's Basketball Hosts Battlers for Thanksgiving Eve

Team Huddle (Photo: Daniel Herlensky)
Team Huddle (Photo: Daniel Herlensky)

COLUMBUS - The Ohio Dominican Panthers men's basketball team once again plays host to a former Great Midwest school - the Alderson Broaddus Battlers at Alumni Hall on Wednesday (Nov. 23) night for a Thanksgiving eve contest, beginning at 5:00 PM. 

GAME NOTES (Game 4 - Alderson Broaddus) (PDF)

OPENING TIPOFF
  • ODU dropped a 75-51 contest to Davis & Elkins last Wednesday, turning the Panthers to 1-2 on the young season. 
  • Marcus Johnson (Columbus, Ohio) led the Panthers in scoring in each of the first two games. He scored nine points against the Hounds before scoring 24 points against the Bulldogs. Johnson is averaging 16.5 points per game on ten-of-25 shooting (six-of-11 from three) and .700 (7-of-10) from the free throw line. He missed the D&E game with an injury.
  • Keshawn Heard (Newark, Ohio) scored his 2nd straight double-digit scoring game with 11 points off the bench on six-of-eight shooting. The Newark product leads the team with a .625 field goal % (10-16). In two games, Heard has an 11.5 PPG average. 
  • Jarius Jones (Gahanna, Ohio) led the Panthers with 13 points and eight rebounds vs. D&E - his 2nd time in double figures. 
  • Ohio Dominican has an average of 39.0 rebounds per game - tied for third in the G-MAC but the Black and Gold are pulling down a league best 13.33 offensive boards per contest. ODU had 18 against D&E as a team. Jarius Jones averages three offensive boards per game - second most in the G-MAC.
  • Caleb Laurich (Akron, Ohio) holds the team lead with seven rebounds per game, tied for eighth in the conference. 
  • Kevin James (Massillon, Ohio) entered the game and scored seven quick points for his Panthers debut. He added three rebounds, one steal and one block. 
  • The Panthers are getting 22.0 points per game from their bench this season, including back-to-back games of 25 points. 
  • Ohio Dominican holds a 5-3 series advantage as the two teams were foes in the Great Midwest for four years. AB left the G-MAC before the 2021-22 school year, winning the only non-GMAC matchup since 2014.

ABOUT THE BATTLERS

  • The Alderson Broaddus enter the second end of a road back-to-back with a 1-3 overall record (1-1 in the MEC) after defeating Wheeling 79-75 for their first win of the year and in conference play. 
  • Alderson Broaddus had fallen to regional opponents Slippery Rock (68-62), Seton Hill (87-51) and #8 West Liberty (110-84).
  • Kobe Tigney led the Battlers on Tuesday with 26 points  while Tahleik Walker and Jalen Collins each scored 14 points. 
  • Jon King paces the Battlers offense with 12.8 points per game while shooting .471 from the floor and .750 (18-24) from the free throw line. 
  • Zach Simpkins (11.8 PPG, 5.0 RPG) and Tigney (10.8 PPG, 4.3 RPG) are also in double figures for AB. 
  • Coryon Rice has a team-best 12 assists, 3.0 per game. 
  • Alderson Broaddus averages 69.0 points scored, 39.5 rebounds on offense and is shooting .410 overall (.239 from deep). The opposition is scoring 85.0 points per game, grabbing 40.8 rebounds and holding a .456 clip shooting (.247 from three). 
  • Alderson Broaddus has turned the ball over 85 times, averaging 21.3 times per game. 

UP NEXT

  • Following the Thanksgiving holiday, Ohio Dominican will conclude the G-MAC/MEC crossover with hosting Concord on Monday, November 28th, beginning at 6:00 PM.

Contact: Tyler Stotsky
stotskyt@ohiodominican.edu