A Page -- Feb. 6, 2010


North Olmsted ties EC, 3-3, to win

Red East Division and earn 6th

seed in Baron 

Cup; Bartley boys still battling it

out for 8th and final seed

Feb. 6, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor




NORTH OLMSTED – North Olmsted’s high school hockey team tied EC, 3-3, earlier today here in the North Olmsted Recreation Center to win the Red East Division of the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League.


Coming into the game, North Olmsted could control its own destiny. All it needed to do was tie EC and it would have been enough to win the Red East Division and qualify as the No. 6 seed. Three times the game was tied during regulation and luckily for the Eagles they were able to play scoreless hockey for the eight-minute overtime with EC and finish off at 6-3-1

Red East champs


The Eagles went ahead 2-1 at 6:41 of the third on a 4-on-4 captain’s goal by captain Casey Jones and an assist by captain Sean McBride. A rash of penalties put the Eagles in a two-man disadvantage. They killed the first two penalties, but then gave up the power-play goal scored by James Baker that was assisted by Mitch Haszto and Brad Oravets at 9:52 that tied it.

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Sean McBride 


Justin Saunders scored with an assist from Oravets that made it 3-2 at 12:40 of the third and it appeared to be curtains for the Eagles.


New light came when the Eagles got into a power play after an interference penalty at 13:06, with Mike Minch following with the power-play goal at 13:35 to tie it at 3. Ryan Sutton assisted.

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Eagle goalie Dan McBride, who just became a goalie during the off season, made three saves in the final four minutes of OT that appeared to be headed into net for EC goals.

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Dan McBride

“I felt like I was going to puke,” McBride said. “The pressure was on. I spent time at a lot of goalie camps last summer to get prepared for this season and for situations like this one. We were not thinking about anything else but going for the win.”


North Olmsted, which will play Walsh Jesuit Thursday at 5:30 in the Baron Cup, was not overly concerned with the playoff situation that had Shaker, Hudson and North Olmsted all bunched up within two points of one another coming into the weekend.


“We did not bring it up until the overtime,” said North Olmsted coach Tim Murphy. “We knew that even if we lost, we had a pretty good chance of getting in. We did not change defensively in the overtime. We just brought an extra man up for forechecking so that we would not give up and odd man rush. We are looking forward to playing Walsh because we have similar systems and I work camps with those guys over the summer.”


Elyria Catholic scored first on an even-strength goal by Brad Oravets that was assisted by Justin Saunders at the 29-second mark of the second period, North Olmsted tied it at 9:42 of the period when Mikey Konyesni skated behind the net, sent the puck two feet in front the net, where Tim Musat beat Panther goalie Andrew Field face to face.

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Each team killed a power play in the second period. A scoreless first period saw North Olmsted kill one EC power play and the Panthers outshoot the Eagles, 7-5.


Hudson already qualified to get at least a share of second with its 4-3 overtime win over Mentor last night. The Explorers came back after being down 3-0 in the second period. Shaker is playing Avon Lake tomorrow at Thornton. The game was originally scheduled for Friday but was snowed out. Had North Olmsted lost, the three teams could have been tied for first with two spots open, the first one going to Hudson on the three-way tiebreaker.


Now it comes down to Hudson and Avon Lake for the eighth seed and the right to play top-seed Ignatius Saturday.


Matt Bartley's Hudson team at 6-4 has the edge going into tomorrow. Shaker, his dad Mike's team,  is 5-4, but Hudson also has an advantage of seven in goal differential, the tiebreaker. Shaker needs to beat the hapless Shoremen by at least seven goals for a chance to leap over Hudson and get the No. 8 seed.


Even prior to the game, EC was set as the No. 7 seed and will play No.  2 US Thursday.


“We were playing this like any other game and to get us prepared for the US,” said EC assistant coach Mike Haszto. “We always have tight, good battles with North Olmsted; this is the second time this year we have gone to OT with them. We always want to win here. We had three guys injured coming in and we got three more guys injured in this game. We need to get healthy by Thursday.”


EC outshot the Eagles, 45-32.

Capital Women Defeat Baldwin-

Wallace, 76-59, in Key OAC Match-

Up in Berea

By Nick Minerd

BEREA, OHIO --  Senior forward Caitlin Elsass scored a game-high 24 points as the Capital University women’s basketball team defeated Ohio Athletic Conference rival Baldwin-Wallace College, 76-59, today (Saturday, February 6, 2010) in the Ursprung Gymnasium in Berea. The loss snaps B-W’s 12-game win streak and gives Capital possession of first place in the OAC.

With the win, the Crusaders improve to 15-6 overall, 12-2 in the OAC, and sweep the regular season series with the Yellow Jackets. B-W falls to 16-5 overall and 12-2 in the OAC.

In addition to Elsass for Capital, Kristen Richardson scored 20 points. B-W was led by junior guard Amanda Schroeder (Columbus Grove) with 17 points.

For the game, the Crusaders forced the Yellow Jackets into a season-high tying 26 turnovers.

In the first half, Capital jumped out to an 8-2 lead with a Kristen Richardson layup at the 17:42 mark. B-W answered with a 7-0 run ending in a three-point play by Schroeder that made the score 9-8 at 16:27. Capital regained the advantage for the next four and a half minutes until B-W moved back ahead 18-17 at 11:56 when freshman point guard Rachel Rossman (Olmsted Falls) drove for a layup, was fouled, and hit the charity shot for a three-point play.


The two sides then went back and forth until Capital broke a 26-26 tie with a 13-2 run ending in a Richardson fast-break layup with one second left in the period, making the score 39-28.

In the second half, B-W was never able to get its deficit below nine. Capital’s largest lead was 20 on four separate occasions, the latest coming at 76-56 with 14 seconds left to play.

Hiram College Men’s Basketball Second Half Rally Falls Short Against Wittenberg University

February 6, 2010

By Jeff Hoedt

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO  –  A second half rally by the Hiram College men’s basketball team fell short as the Terriers were defeated by Wittenberg University, 66-58, tonight (Saturday, Feb. 6) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Pam Evans Smith Arena in Springfield.  [Game Stats]

With the loss, the Terriers fall to 10-11 overall and 7-4 in the NCAC.  The Tigers improve to 16-5 overall and 8-4 NCAC.

Wittenberg tallied the first six points of the game to take the early lead, but Hiram fought back and pulled to within a point, 8-7, on one-of-two free-throws by junior forward Hassan Muhammad (Akron/Buchtel) at the 14:56 mark.  The Tigers continued to build small leads throughout the period, but the Terriers continued to battle back until the 7:18 mark when Wittenberg put some distance between themselves and Hiram with an 18-4 scoring run to end the half for a 39-23 lead at the intermission.

Hiram came out scoring in the second half with a 21-10 run that ended with a three-pointer by junior All-NCAC guard Chris Roberts (Cleveland/Kennedy) that narrowed the gap to, 49-44, with 7:13 left to play.  Following a Wittenberg timeout, the Tigers rattled off six straight points to extend the lead back to double figures at 55-44 with 3:46 to go.  Hiram battled back again and pulled to within five points, 57-52, on a triple by freshman guard Alan Sheppard (Wadsworth) at the 1:41 mark.  But that would be as close as the Terriers would get as Wittenberg would go on to the 66-58 victory.


Wittenberg had three players score in double figures led by Mark Snyder with a game-high 17 points on seven-of-nine shooting (77.8 percent).  He also grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.  David Nowick and Josh McKee both added 10 points for the Tigers.

Hiram had three players in double digits led by Roberts’ 14 points on five-of-15 shooting (33.3 percent).  Sophomore forward Chris Meyer (Chagrin Falls/Kenston) was second with 12 points and junior forward Babajide Eniola (Washington, D.C./Seed Charter) rounded out the high scorers with 10 points.

Hiram will host No. 21 nationally-ranked The College of Wooster on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Price Gymnasium.  The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Indoor Track and Field - Mount 

Union Opens Newly Remodeled 

Peterson Fieldhouse Hosting Jim 

Wuske Invite

By Lenny Reich

(ALLIANCE, OH)--Mount Union's men' and women's indoor track and field teams opened their new Peterson Fieldhouse in style winning four events at the Jim Wuske Invite today at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance.

The event named after former Mount Union cross country, track and field coach Jim Wuske was the first college event in the newly remodeled Peterson Fieldhouse which was expanded from 160 meters to a 200 meter NCAA regulation track featuring nine straight away lanes.

Freshman Mary Mahoney (Ashtabula/St. John-St. Paul) claimed two of those wins in the 200 meters (26.27) and 400 meters (59.59).

The other two first place finishes came from juniors Annie Patton (Darlington, PA/Blackhawk) in the shot put (36-5.5) and Christin Handley (East Aurora, NY/Iroquois Central) who won the 1 mile run (5:22.88).

Senior Aubrey Loy (Canton/Massillon Jackson) improved her NCAA National Championship qualifying mark in the long jump as she finished third in the long jump with a season-best mark of 18-5.25.  Loy also placed third in the 55 meters (7.42) and fifth in the triple jump (36-1.25).

Senior Rachel Perry (Westerville/Westerville North) posted a second place finish in the 1000 meters (3:21.41) and freshman Jenny Gamertsfelder (Hudson/Hudson) placed second in the 500 meters (1:20.61) as the other top performances for the women.


Rachel Perry

The Purple Raider men went 1-2-3 in the shot put as senior Judd Lutz (Tiffin/Tiffin Columbian) placed first (49-5.5), freshman Jesus Garza (Round Rock, TX/Stony Point) second (47-8.5) and sophomore Sean Denard (Naperville, IL/Naperville North) third (46-10.5).

Freshman Charles Pratt (Canton/GlenOak) finished second in both the 55 meter dash (6.58) and 200 meters (22.89) and combined with sophomore Cory Hoover (Alliance/Marlington), juniors Ben Russell (Columbus/Hilliard Davidson) and Kory Smerk (Middleberg Heights/Midpark) to win the 4x400 meter relay (3:28.26).

Smerk also placed second in the 400 meters (50.56), junior Scott Wolfe (East Palestine/East Palestine) was second in the 5000 meters (15:58.99) while senior Scott Thomas (Salem/West Branch) and freshman Jon Karmazin (Salem/United Local) both got third place finishes in the 200 meters (22.99) and 1000 meters (2:50.64) respectively.

Junior Ty Griffin (Massillon/Massillon Perry) and sophomore Tim Kelly (Lakewood/Lakewood) rounded out the men's top performances as they finished second (1:55.84) and third (156.42) in the 800 meters.

Yeomen Get Bounced by the Bishops; Olmsted Falls grad Pat Pellerite grabs game highs in rebounds (8) and steals (3) for Bishops
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By Mike Mancini

Delaware, Ohio – The Oberlin College men’s basketball team could never get in rhythm as it fell to Ohio Wesleyan University 69-54 on Saturday afternoon at Branch Rickey Arena. 

After shooting an impressive 52-percent (26-of-50) on Wednesday night at Kenyon, it was a different story for the Yeomen’s offense on this day as they checked in at just 40-percent (20-of-50) with many of their makes coming when the game was no longer in question. 

Freshman Andrew Fox led the Yeomen with 15 points, while sophomore Josh Merritt added 12 points in the loss. 

The score was tied at eight six and half minutes into the game, but Ohio Wesleyan (10-11, 7-5 NCAC) ripped off an 18-4 run to secure a 26-12 lead with 3:30 remaining in the half and went on to lead 33-16 at the intermission. 

In the second half, the Bishops continued to increase their cushion to as many as 31 points, leaving no doubt in what the final outcome would be. 

Oberlin was hindered by large discrepancy at the free throw line as the Bishops hoisted 23 freebies – cashing in 19, while the Yeomen made 13 trips to the stripe making – 10. The Yeomen also shot themselves in the foot by committing 24 turnovers, which translated into 35 points for the Bishops. 

On the positive side things, the Yeomen did win the rebounding battle 33-30. 

Oberlin (6-15, 2-10 NCAC) will look to get back on track when it plays host to Allegheny College on Wednesday night. Tip-time is set for 7:30 p.m.

Baron Cup II set; Tigers and Amherst 

Comets, and Solon Comets and Holy 

Name to meet in first round; Rocky

River and Kenston get byes

Feb. 6, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor




PARMA – Via Amherst’s 2-1 win last night overt Brecksville, the Baron Cup II brackets have been set for the tournament that begins Monday.

Amherst earned the No. 5 seed and will play No. 4 seed Chagrin on Tuesday at 8:30, while No. 3 seed Holy Name plays No. 6 seed Solon on Monday at 8:30.

Solon Comets


The White West winner and defending Baron Cup II champ Rocky River, which gets a bye in the first round, will play the Chagrin-Amherst winner Friday.


Kenston, the White East winner and No. 1 seed, will play the Holy Name-Solon winner also on Friday.


The White. or Baron Cup II. championship game will be the second game Sunday.

Kevin Budget and Brandon Watson scored goals to lead Amherst to a 2-1 win over Brecksville, which earned the Comets the sixth and final seed into the Baron Cup II tournament next week in Brooklyn.


It was a winner-take-all game with the winner entering the Baron Cup and the loser staying home next week.


The Comets finished 5-4-1 in the league and the Bees 4-6.


Lakewood comes up six goals short 

in two periods; CVCA earns eighth 

seed in Baron Cup III with 12-0 

trouncing of Twinsburg

 Feb. 6, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor




LAKEWOOD – Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy and Lakewood came into today’s final day of play both with 10-1 records and sharing first place in the Blue Central Division.


The only problem is that only one team from the Central could go into the Baron Cup III that begins Monday in Brooklyn.



That meant that the tie breaker, goal differential, would settle it. CVCA had the edge of four goals coming into the day. Earlier this afternoon, CVCA clubbed Twinsburg, 12-0, in two periods to give the Royals a 16-goal advantage.


Thus, coming into tonight’s game against West Geauga, Lakewood, needed to score at least 16 goals in two 15-minute periods in order to get a chance at the No. 8 seed in the eight-team tourney.


After one period, it did not look good for the Rangers, who had only a 4-0 lead after one period with a power play carrying over into the second period.

Brooklyn Tournament Champs!!

The Rangers could not capitalize on the carry over power play, but then got into another one after a penalty on the Wolverines at 1:50 of the second. Again, West G. stood tall on penalty kill until the end when Lakewood made it 5-0, but the Rangers still needed to score 11 more goals in 11 minutes.


The hosts made it 6-0 at 5:41 of the second on a Clay Overcasher goal and then 7-0 at 6:18 on a Chris Richardson tally.


The camel’s the back was nearly broken at 6:57 when the ‘Wood went to a shorthand, but the straw was not strong enough as the Rangers made it 8-0 during West G’s power play at 7:06 with a Brian Lenahan goal. They made it 9-0 at 9:47, but then were shutout the next five minutes until Tyler Sanford screed in the waning seconds of the second period and end it on the mercy ruling. They Rangers could not go to a third period to score more goals because of the mercy riling.

Lakewood could hardly be accused of running up the score on West G. CVCA beat the Wolves, 14-1, one time this year.

CVCA will play No. 1 seed, either Heights or Mayfield, Monday at 6:30.

Earlier in the day, Bay earned the No. 6 seed in the Blue Division’s Baron Cup III and will play No. 3 seed Kent Roosevelt Tuesday at 4:30.

Storm Women Hold Off Central 

State, 61-58, For Record 17th Win 

on Senior Day

Feb. 6, 2010

By Jason Tirotta

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – The Lake Erie College women’s team nearly squandered a 22-point lead but held on for a 61-58 victory over visiting Central State this afternoon, securing a school record 17th win.


The Storm (17-8) won for the ninth straight game, also a school record.  Senior guard Renese Ames (Bedford, Ohio/Bedford), playing her final home game, hit a pair of free throws and stole the ball on defense in the final 16 seconds to secure the win.  Ames and junior forward Alyssa Wagers (Stow, Ohio/Stow-Munroe Falls) shared game scoring honors with 17 points apiece. Wagers also had nine rebounds.


Despite shooting just 36.5 percent (23-of-63), Lake Erie led wire-to-wire thanks to 25 forced turnovers, including 16 steals (five by Ames, four by Wagers).  Central State (8-14) shot 39.2%(20-of-51) in the game, but forced the Storm into only 10 turnovers.

Lake Erie turned the ball over just once in the first half, building a 61-58 advantage at the break.

Baldwin-Wallace Grapplers Finish Third 

at 24th Annual Summa Tourney in Berea

By Kevin Ruple

BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College wrestling team finished third of five teams at the 24th Annual John Summa Tournament in the Lou Higgins Center Fieldhouse today (Saturday, February 6, 2010).  Two  Yellow Jackets won individual titles and three B-W grapplers placed second.

Brockport State (N.Y.) won the team title for the 14th straight year with a total of 167.50 points. Waynesburg (Pa.) University placed second with 139.50 points, host B-W was third with 134, Thiel (Pa.) College was fourth with 54 and Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology was fifth with 35.50 points. Waynesburg’s 125-pounder Alex Crown was the 2010 John Summa Most Valuable Wrestler, B-W junior 125-pounder Tyler Erwin (Westerville/ Watkins Memorial) had the Fastest Pin in 36 seconds and won the award for the Most Pins in the Least Amount of Time with two in 2:37. Team scores and full aggate results for the championship round are listed below.  The only 2009 champion to defed a title this year was Brockport’s James Forsyth, who won the title at 149 pounds a year ago and won the 165-pound crown in 2010.

Ryan Jones

Leading the way was junior 174-pounder Andrew Scavuzzo (Cuyahoga Falls/ Woodridge), a 2009 Ohio Athletic Conference champion and NCAA Division III national qualifier, and junior 197-poundr Tristian Stoll (Milan/ Edison) who both won individual titles. In addition, junior 133-pounder Phil Payne (Orange Village/ Orange), senior 141-pounder Eric Schubert (Oberlin) and junior 157-pounder Korey Leonhard (Kinsman/ Pymatuning Valley) each placed second, sophomore 149-pounder Grant Steward (Columbus/ Worthington Kilbourne) and junior 184-pounder Cody Quick (Mount Vernon) each placed third and Tyler Erwin and junior 285-pounder Ryan Jones (Uniontown/ Lake) each placed fourth.

Scavuzzo, who finished with a 3-0 record and improved to 14-4 this season, won his title by defeating Clay Neivert of Brockport State, 4-2 in overtime. A year ago, he placed second at the Summa. Stoll was 2-0 today, improved to 16-3 overall, won his title by pinning Brockport’s Tom Voorhis in 1:13.

The Yellow Jacket wrestlers will be back in action on Tuessday, February 9 when they host OAC and Cleveland cross-town rival John Carroll University in the Ursprung Gymnasium at 7:30 p.m.  It is Seniors’ Night in Berea and prior to the match, Eric Schubert will be recognized for his four-year commitment to the program.

Following the JCU match, B-W is idle until Saturday, February 20 when they travel to Alliance, Ohio to participate in the 2010 OAC Championship Tournament at Mount Union College in the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex. Wrestling begins at 10:00 a.m.

Storm Men Win Second Straight, Dominate 

Regionally-Ranked Central State 69-49

By Jason Tirotta

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Junior guard Ethan Bradshaw (Cincinnati, Ohio/Harmony Prep) scored a game-high 25 points and senior forward Darnel Campbell (Cleveland, Ohio/Collinwood) had a double-double as the Lake Erie College men’s basketball team upset visiting Central State University today, 69-49.

The Storm’s (8-15) suffocating defense held Central State (17-5), which entered the game ranked fifth in the NCAA Division II Midwest Region, to just 28 percent shooting (16-of-57) and forced 20 turnovers.

Lake Erie led by two, 17-15, late in the first half but a 10-0 run pushed the lead into double digits.  The Marauders crept within five early in the second half and the lead was six at 34-28 before the Storm went on a 19-5 run over the next seven minutes to take control.

Campbell, who finished with 13 points and a season-high 14 rebounds for his fifth double-double in the last eight games, put an exclamation point on the game with a furious two-handed dunk off an alley-oop pass with four minutes left that gave the Storm a 64-43 lead.


Bradshaw was just six-of-15 from the field, but converted 10-of-13 from the foul line. In the game, he attempted all but one of Lake Erie’s free throw attempts.  Freshman center Garrick Sims (Barberton, Ohio/Barberton) added 12 points as the Storm won its second straight.

Damone Pledger and Anthony Passley each scored 12 points for Central State.

Capital Men’s Basketball Team Beats 

Baldwin-Wallace, 74-60,

in Columbus 

By Kevin Ruple

BEREA, OHIO – Junior guard DJ Frazier scored a game-high 24 points as the Capital University men’s basketball team defeated Ohio Athletic Conference rival Baldwin-Wallace College, 74-60, today (Saturday, February 6, 2010) in the Capital Center in Columbus. 

With the win, the Crusaders improve to 13-8 overall and 8-6 in the OAC for a split in the season series. With their loss, the Yellow Jackets drop to 12-9 overall and 7-7 in the OAC.  

In addition to Frazier, for Capital, junior forward Scott Robertson scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds and freshman forward Spencer Niekamp had 10 points. B-W was led by junior guard Zane Meeder (Erie, Pa./ Fairview) with 11 points. 

In the first half, the Crusaders jumped out to a 7-0 lead at the 17:29 mark when Robertson made a layup. The Capital lead swelled to a high of 10 points at 13-3 with 14:10 left when freshman forward Spencer Niekamp made a three-pointer.  B-W then went on a 22-15 run to close to within three points at 28-25 with 2:27 left before the intermisson when sophomore guard Scott Voiers (Westlake/ Lutheran West) made a layup. Capital led at halftime, 34-31.

Scott Voiers

In the second half, the Yellow Jackets came out to take their first lead of the game at 35-34 with 18:45 left in the game when senior ESPN THE MAGAZINE Academic All-District IV forward Paul Glass (Medina/ Senior) scored on a fastrbreak layup. The lead reached three points at 37-34 with 17:39 left when senior All-OAC forward Kyle Brown (Strongsville) made a jumper. Undaunted, Capital then went on an 8-0 run to retake the lead at 42-37 with 15:19 remaining when Frazier made a three-pointer.

The Crusaders continued to built their lead to 12 points at 51-39 with 12:25 left when Frazier canned another three-pointer to complete a 17-2 run. The Yellow Jackets then closed to within 10 points at 59-49 with 7:22 left when Glass made a hook shot, was fouled and then completed the three-point play by making the foul shot.  Again undaunted, Capital scored the next four points to regain a 14-point lead at 63-49 with 5:57 left. The Crusader lead then grew to 15 points at 66-51 with 2:47 left when senior guard Ben McGrath made two doul shots.

The Yellow Jackets return to action on Wednesday, February 10 when they travel to Alliance to play OAC-rival Mount Union College in the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex at 7:30 p.m.  Next Saturday, February 13, when B-W hosts Muskingum University, the game is designated as Al Sirat Grotto Day with partial gate proceeds going to the Monarch’s Scholarship fund. Game time is 3:00 p.m.

Oberlin Outlasted by Wooster on the RoadAvon Lake Alumna Kym Wenz scores 17 for Scots
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By Mike Mancini

Wooster, Ohio – Trying to avenge an overtime loss to the College of Wooster earlier this season, the Oberlin College women’s basketball team came up a little short as the Scots bested the Yeowomen 71-58 on Saturday night.

NCAC Freshman of the Year candidate Allison Anderson guided the Oberlin attack with 23 points – marking the fourth time in the last seven games and seventh time this season she has reached the 20-point plateau. The Springfield, Illinois, native also dished out nine assists in the game. SeniorKayla Brandt and junior Syrea Thomas added 10 points each in the setback. 

A Thomas 3-ball would get Oberlin within in one, 20-19, with 8:39 left in the first half, but unfortunately the Scots would score 12 of the half’s final 17 points to lead 32-24 at the break. 

In the second half, Wooster (8-13, 5-7 NCAC) would build its advantage up to 10, 40-30, with 15:23 left to play, but Oberlin fought back to get within four, 40-36, at the 13:13 mark. Unfortunately, the Scots would answer right back to go up by 13, 49-36, with 9:06 remaining. 

Oberlin (4-18, 3-10 NCAC) used one last push - cutting the lead to eight, 53-45, with just under four minutes to play, but couldn’t quite get over the hump to complete the comeback.

The Yeowomen shot 32.8-percent (20-of-61) from the floor, while Wooster checked in at 39.3-percent (22-of-56). The Scots also benefited from a 24-10 advantage in points in the paint. 

Oberlin will honor its senior class of Kayla Brandt and Emily Chu Finkel when it returns to action next Saturday at home against Hiram. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m