REGIONAL COLLEGE BASKETBALL Drahos' goal gives Bethany triumph over Grove City
Matt Drahos and Struthers' Mike Majzun each scored 20 points for the Bison in a 102-100 win.
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Matt Drahos scored a lay-up at the buzzer to give Bethany a 102-100 win over Grove City Saturday.
Drahos and Struthers High School graduate Mike Majzun each scored 20 points for Bethany (9-11, 2-4 Presidents' Athletic Conference).
After a final Grove City turnover, Drahos took an outlet pass and scored a lay-in as the horn sounded.
Nate Maurer shot 14-for-21 and scored 39 points for Grove City (13-7, 4-2).
Heidelberg 74, Mount Union 65
TIFFIN -- Lucas Messer led five double figure scorers with 18 points for Heidelberg (6-15, 3-11 Ohio Athletic Conference).
Brad Gerald scored 16 points and Curtis Stevens and Rob Paulauskas each had 15 points for the Purple Raiders (13-8, 8-6).
Brennan Bartrum added 14 points, Kyle Tackett 12 and Nick Flipic and Lorenzo Smith each had 11 for The Berg.
Allegheny 94, Kenyon 79
GAMBIER -- Nick Catanzarite scored 31 points and Allegheny hit 13 3-pointers to beat Kenyon.
Catanzarite made 10-of-15 shots from the field including 5-of-9 3-pointers as the Gators (10-11, 6-6 North Coast Conference) combined to make 13-of-28 shots behind the arc. Matt Magnusen added 19 points while hitting all three of his 3-pointers, with Ryan Meerstein also making three 3-pointers and scoring 17 points.
John Campbell and Matt Formato came off the bench to score 23 and 14 points, respectively, for Kenyon (2-19, 2-10).
Wittenberg 78, Hiram 62
HIRAM -- B.J. Harris scored 25 points and had 11 rebounds to lead Wittenberg.
Wittenberg (15-5, 10-2 North Coast Conference) led 42-21 by halftime as the Terriers shot 28 percent in the first half.
Hiram (6-15, 4-8) got within 56-51 with 8:19 left, but the Tigers then went 10-for-12 from the foul line to lead by as many as 17.
Peter Walker scored 16 points for Wittenberg and Andy Bucheit had 11.
The Terriers were led by Carlton Dean's 14 points. David Mayle and Matt Kersten each scored 13.
Slippery Rock 62, Shippensburg 51
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- Shaun Grill scored 18 points off the bench and Aaron Epps added 12 points to lead the Rock (6-13, 1-6 PSAC W).
Shippensburg (6-16, 2-5) was led by Aleksandar Pavlovic with 11 points.
Geneva 76, Shawnee St. 61
BEAVER FALLS, Pa. -- Geneva has won nine straight, its longest streak since 1995-96.
Stefan Grundberg hit for 21 points and had 10 rebounds for Geneva (16-9).
Adam Davenport and Delano Thomas each had 19 points for Shawnee (17-10).
Baldwin-Wallace 101,Marietta 94, 2OT
MARIETTA -- Shawn McCormick scored 31 points and Baldwin-Wallace hit 15 free throws in the second overtime and ruin a record-setting shooting performance by the Pioneers' Ottmas Richards.
McCormick scored six points in the second overtime -- including 4-of-4 free throws -- as the Yellow Jackets (12-9, 8-6 Ohio Conference) went to the line 20 times in the second extra period. They finished 33-of-42 at the line, while Marietta (8-13, 4-10) shot just 7-for-12 free throws.
Richards set OAC and school records for 3-pointers made and attempted as he hit 11-of-18 behind the arc while scoring 38 points. Richards came in averaging 3.4 points a game.
Capital 72, Otterbein 64
COLUMBUS -- Tony Ruberg twice staved off Otterbein threats with baskets in the final 4 minutes as Capital pulled out a victory.
Tyler Schleich scored 16 points, Jake Beck 15, Geron Tate 14 and Ruberg had 11 for Capital (17-4, 12-2 Ohio Conference), which won its fourth in a row.
Ruberg, who topped 1,000 career points, saved his best for when the game was on the line. With the score tied at 48 with 10:42 left, Capital went on a 9-0 run capped by a Ruberg 3-pointer.
Ohio Northern 66, Muskingum 64
NEW CONCORD -- Jim Conrad scored 31 points and Aaron Fries made two free throws with 40 seconds left to key Ohio Northern.
After Justin Clifford's two free throws with 47 seconds left tied the game at 64, Fries was fouled and made both shots.
John Carroll 85, Wilmington 57
WILMINGTON -- Michael Grogan scored 16 points and David Gibbons grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds to lead John Carroll.
John Carroll (14-6, 11-3 Ohio Conference) benefited from three technical fouls called against Wilmington (4-17, 2-12).
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- A career-high 21-point effort by junior guard Kim Patton lifted Earlham College over North Coast Athletic Conference opponent Hiram, 67-55.
Earlham (13-7, 8-5) led by as many as 20 points in the second half.
Four Hiram players scored in double figures, led by Tiffany Tompkins and Amanda Hummel each with 12 points.
Terra Roane added a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for Hiram (1-20, 0-12).
Grove City 63, Bethany 58
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Abby Moose scored 18 points as Grove City (7-12, 4-2 PAC) completed its first regular-season sweep of Bethany since 1997-98.
Kelley Richardson scored 17 points and had 16 rebounds while Katie Hardie (Mooney High) added 13 points for Bethany (15-6, 2-4).
Shippensburg 70, Slippery Rock 62
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- Christan Kelly, Emily Swingler and Jennifer Scaffidi each scored 15 points for Shippensburg (10-11, 3-4 PSAC).
Missy McKavish hit for 22 points and Amber McFeely added 18 points for the Rock (7-13, 2-5).
Geneva 68, Carlow 46
BEAVER FALLS, Pa. -- Geneva ran out to a 37-19 lead at the break to win its fifth straight and remain alive in the American Mideast Conference playoff race.
Renee Freeman scored 15 points and Jen Rawding and Crystal Wiley each had 14 points for Geneva (15-11, 7-7).
Jessica Opyrchal scored 12 points for Carlow (11-10, 7-7).
With four games remaining, Geneva and Carlow are now tied for the fifth and final playoff spot.
Heidelberg 83, Mount Union 80
TIFFIN -- Liza Simrell hit for 20 points and Jerimicha Parker added 19 to lead The Berg (13-8, 9-5).
Leading the Purple Raiders (12-9, 7-7) with 24 points was Ashley Bourdeau while Nikki Scarpitti fired in 20 more.