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December 2, 2020

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Men's basketball bows out of OAC Tournament with second round loss at Wilmington

By Tim Glon

Ohio Northern saw its season come to an end in the Second Round of the Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament with a 92-61 loss at Wilmington Tuesday night at Raizk Arena.

The Polar Bears end their season with a 13-14 record, while the Quakers advance to the Third Round with a 14-12 record.

WC will now travel to second-seeded Marietta for a Third Round contest Thursday night at 7:30 pm at Ban Johnson Fieldhouse.

Junior Jared Horstman scored 15 points, junior Branden Ruston added 13 points and senior Taylor Kuhlman scored 1-0 points in his final collegiate game to lead Ohio Northern.

The Quakers shot a blistering 70.4 percent (19-of-27) from the floor in the first half and closed the half on a 30-12 run after a thunderous alley-oop dunk by Heard with 10:06 left.

Wilmington expanded its 51-32 halftime lead and led 70-42 with 11:40 to play in the game.

Horstman made a pair of free throws to give ONU a 16-14 lead with 5:19 gone in the contest.

The Polar Bears finished the game 25-of-59 from the floor for 42.4 percent, while the Quakers made 37-of-58 field goal attempts for 63.8  percent.