WAYNESBURG, PENNSYLVANIA – Sophomore guards Kevin Krakowiak (Valley City/Holy Name) and Grant Fairhurst (Ashland) each scored a game-high tying 12 points as the Baldwin-Wallace College men's basketball team defeated Waynesburg (Pa.) University, 78-39, tonight (Tuesday, November 22, 2011) in the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse. B-W would open the second half on an impressive 22-0 run and did not look back as it went on to win by 39 points.
With the win, B-W improves to 2-1 on the season and Waynesburg falls to 1-3.
In addition to Krakowiak and Fairhurst for B-W, junior guard Ben Umbel (Poland/Seminary) had seven points, five rebounds, five steals and three assists. Sophomore All-OAC forward Kyle Payne (Brunswick) added eight points and freshman forward Matt Solden (Mentor) contributed a career-best six points. Waynesburg was led by Larry Alexander with 11 points.
B-W opened the scoring when sophomore forward Tyler Ferrell (Brunswick) split a pair of free throws at the 18:11 mark of the first half to take a 1-0 lead. After Payne split a pair of free throws, Waynesburg responded with their first bucket on a jumper from Jacob Fleegle at 17:13 to tie the game at 2-2.
B-W then went on a 8-0 run to take a commanding 10-2 lead at the 14:25 mark when Fairhurst nailed a three-pointer. Waynesburg cut the lead down to just two points (21-19) on a pair of free throws by Luke Baker at the 3:14 mark.
B-W would close out the first half on a 11-2 run and lead 32-21 at the intermission.
B-W would open the second half on a 22-0 run and outscored Waynesburg 56-18 in the half on its way to a 39-point victory.
B-W is idle until after the Thanksgiving break. B-W will next play on Wednesday, November 30 when it will travel to Meadville Pennsylvania to take on Allgehney College in a non-conference game in the David V. Wise Center at 8:00 p.m. The next home game is on Saturday, December 3 when B-W plays host to defending Ohio Athletic Conference chapion Marietta College in the Ursprung Gymnasium at 3:00 p.m.
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