Panthers Fall at #10 Hillsdale Despite Another Career Effort from Jones

Jarius Jones (Photo: T.J. Darr)
Jarius Jones (Photo: T.J. Darr)

HILLSDALE, Mich. - For the second straight contest, redshirt freshman Jarius Jones (Gahanna, Ohio) put in an all-star effort to help the Ohio Dominican Panthers men's basketball team on the court. 

Playing in a tough environment on the road at the tenth ranked Hillsdale Chargers, the Panthers battled tough in the second half but fell 67-52 on Saturday (Jan. 14) afternoon. 

Jones broke his previous career-high of 23 points, set on Thursday, with 26 points scored. 

BOX SCORE NOTES

  • As Jones set his career-high in scoring, the guard tied his best shooting night with 11-of-19 from the floor. He scored 11 points in the first half and followed with 15 points in the second period with seven-of-ten shooting. He also had six rebounds and made four of his five free throw attempts. 
  • Zach Szul (Waterville, Ohio) finished with ten points on the day, his 11th double-digit scoring contest. 
  • Ethan Haynes (Florence, Kentucky) and Keshawn Heard (Newark, Ohio) did not score but were tied for the team lead in rebounding with seven boards each. 
  • Caleb Laurich (Akron, Ohio) added six points with three rebounds and two blocks. 
  • Marcus Johnson (Columbus, Ohio) came off the bench with five points in 12 minutes. 
  • The Panthers shot 35.6% for the game, making 21-of-59 field goals. ODU improved from 31% in the first half to 40% in the second half. 
  • Ohio Dominican outrebounded Hillsdale 37-36, including a 12-7 edge in the offensive rebounding category. 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Hillsdale started with the first five points and an 11-4 lead three minutes in. 
  • Over the next five minutes, Ohio Dominican scored eight of the next 11 points, pulling within 14-12. Four different players scored in the spurt. 
  • Ohio Dominican kept the game within two, 16-14 before Hillsdale closed the half with a 20-9 run (a 9-0 run at one point). Hillsdale led 36-23 at the intermission. 
  • After halftime, the Chargers went on an 8-2 run for a 19-point lead (44-25) with 17:23 left.
  • Jones scored nine straight points for the Panthers before Szul followed with four points of his own. Ohio Dominican got the lead to ten points, 48-38 with 11:13 left, using a 13-4 rally. Laurich made the second chance layup to get the Panthers within ten. 
  • The Chargers answered afterwards and did not let the Panthers within 12 points. Hillsdale won 67-52. 

UP NEXT

Ohio Dominican will end the non-conference slate with a home date against Salem on Wednesday (Jan. 18) at 6:00 PM. 

Contact: Tyler Stotsky
stotskyt@ohiodominican.edu