COLUMBUS, OHIO -- Sophomore guard Kevin Krakowiak (Valley City/Holy Name) scored 13 points but the Baldwin-Wallace men's basketball team fell to Capital University, 75-69, today (Saturday, January 7, 2012) in an Ohio Athletic Conference game in the Capital Center.
In addition to Krakowiak, B-W, now 8-5 overall and 3-3 in the OAC, sophomore All-OAC forward Kyle Payne (Brunswick) and sophomore guard Grant Fairhurst (Ashland) each had 11 markers. For Capital, now 7-6 overall and 4-2 in the OAC, junior forward Spencer Niekamp scored a game-high 20 points. He was followed senior guard Kelly Winter who had 18 points and nine rebounds and junior guard Mitch Westerheide had 10.
The Crusaders jumped out to a 5-0 lead at the 18:47 mark when junior guard Mitch Westerheide scored on a layup. Sophomore forward Ben Danhoff opened the scoring at 19:31 when he made a layup, was fouled and canned the foul shot for a three-point play. B-W ended the run at 18:02 when Payne made two foul shots and then junior guard Ben Umbel (Poland/ Seminary) made a layup at 17:43 to make it 5-4. Following a Crusader basket, B-W sophomore forward Tyler Ferrell (Brunswick) tied it at 7-7 when he canned a three-pointer at 16:19.
In the second half, Capital pushed the lead to 15 at 41-26 when Danhoff made a layup, but Umbel and Krakowiak each made jumpers to cut the lead back to 11 at 41-30 at 17:57. A Westerheide foul shot at 17:36 made it 42-30 at 17:36.
B-W returns to action on Wednesday, January 11 when it hosts OAC arch-rival the University of Mount Union ion the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium in the Lou Higgins Center at 7:30 p.m.
Media and fans are reminded that the B-W will televise two men's and women's basketball doubleheaders on regional cable network SportsTime Ohio. The games are the January 28 doubleheader versus Wilmington and the February 18 twinbill versus Ohio Northern University. B-W has broadcast more of its athletics events on regional cable TV than any other Division III school.
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