NEW CONCORD, Ohio – The 24th-nationally ranked Baldwin Wallace University men's basketball team dropped an Ohio Athletic Conference overtime thriller as it was defeated by Muskingum University by a final score of 98-95 on Performance Court inside the Anne C. Steele Center.
BW (5-2, 1-2 OAC) had four players score in double figures led by junior All-OAC guard Cam Kuhn (Vermilion) as he scored a game-high tying 31 points. Sophomore guard Jay Battle (Gahanna/Lincoln) tallied a season-best 17 points. Junior All-OAC forward Jake Fetherolf (Norwalk) recorded his 15th career double-double as he scored 13 points and grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds. Freshman guard Michael Quiring (Brunswick) chipped in with a career-high 13 points.
With his 31 points, Kuhn moved to 29th on the all-time BW scoring list with 1,092 points. He now needs 19 points to pass Jerry Seuess (1952-55) for 25th place with 1,111.
Muskingum (6-1, 2-1 OAC) had four players score in double figures led by Jarell Marsh with a game-high tying 31 points. Marcus Dempsey tallied 22 points and Jalen Paige added 14 points. Joshua Keyes recorded a double-double with 13 points and 15 rebounds.
In the first half, the Fighting Muskies jumped out to a 15-8 lead when Devon Peart split a pair of free throws at the 12:08 mar. The Yellow Jackets responded with a 14-7 run to tie the game at 22-22 on a Battle layup at 7:28. BW outscored the Muskingum 21-14 the remainder of the first half and led 43-36 at the intermission. Kuhn scored 12 of the Yellow Jacket 21 points in the final minutes of the opening half.
The Fighting Muskies opened the second half on a 14-7 run to tie the game at 50-50 on a three-pointer by Paige at the 16:15 mark. BW responded with an 13-2 run to take a 61-52 lead on a layup from freshman guard Michael Quiring (Brunswick) at 14:03. Muskingum answered back with a 26-15 run to take a 78-76 lead on a layup by Keyes at the 4:46 mark.
The Yellow Jackets cut the lead down to one points at 84-83 when Battle knocked down a pair from the charity stripe with 1:36 remaining. BW's Kuhn sent the game into overtime as he buried a three-pointer with just three seconds left in regulation. The Fighting Muskies had a look to win the game but the three-pointer went at the buzzer went off the rim.
In overtime, Muskingum took a four-point lead at 97-93 when Keyes split a pair of free throws with 12 seconds remaining. The Yellow Jackets cut the lead down to 97-95 on a putback by Fetherolf with two seconds left. The Fighting Muskies sealed the game as Dempsey split pair of free throws with 1.5 seconds remaining.
BW will be back in action on Wednesday, December 14 when it hosts a non-conference game against the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg in the Ursprung Gymnasium inside the Lou Higgins Center at 7 p.m. Fans can follow all the action live at http://www.bwyellowjackets.com/x/k2x2z
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