BEREA, Ohio -- The Baldwin Wallace University men's basketball team had a strong first half of its 2015-2016 season when it compiled an 8-4 record under the direction of first-year Head Coach Tom Heil. It included a championship at the Medaille (N.Y.) College Tournament, a third place finish at the Defiance College Tournament and a 3-2 record in the rugged Ohio Athletic Conference. This Saturday, January 9, the Yellow Jackets return to OAC play when they travel to Columbus to play rival Capital University (7-3, 3-1 OAC) in the Capital Center at 2 p.m. BW is hoping for even better second half of its season.
Sophomore All-OAC guard Cam Kuhn (Vermilion) and sophomore forward Jake Fetherolf (Norwalk), an OAC all-tournament team selection as a freshman, have led the team. Kuhn tops the OAC In scoring at 24.4 points-per-game and set a school single-game record with 51 points versus OAC rival University of Mount Union earlier this season. He also grabs 4.1 rpg., leads the team with 37 three-pointers and 12 steals and is second with 34 assists. Fetherolf tops the OAC in rebounding with 10.8 rpg., is second in scoring at 11.3 ppg. and tops the team by shooting 60.2 percent from the floor (56 of 93) and with 21 blocked shots.
Joining the duo in the starting lineup the past seven games have been freshman point guard Jay Battle (Gahanna/ Lincoln), who scores 8.1 ppg. and has a team-high 43 assists; junior forward Jaelen Hollinger (Akron/ Hoban), who scores 6.5 ppg. and is second with 4.3 rpg.; and sophomore Mike Kaminski (Medina), who scores 7.0 ppg., grabs 3.4 rpg. and is third with 21 three-pointers.
Heil, who crafted a 22-7 record last winter and led Defiance to a Heartland Conference title and an NCAA Division III playoff berth, also has a solid bench. Plus, he hopes to get junior point guard Brandon Gleim (Hilliard/ Davidson) back soon. Gleim started the first five games before an injury sidelined him the past seven contests. He was scoring 7.0 ppg.
Off the bench, look for junior point guard Zack Brandy (Hudson), who scores 8.2 ppg., grabs 2.7 rpg. and has 27 assists and 10 triples; freshman guard/ forward Michael Peters (Cuyahoga Falls/ CVCA), who scores 6.6 ppg., grabs 3.9 rpg. and has 10 treys; senior small forward Zach Warner (Clyde), who scores 6.2 ppg. and is second with 22 three-pointers; and senior forward Ryan Walsh (Easton, Pa./ Easton Area), who scores 2.3 ppg. and grabs 3.0 rpg.
Following its game at Capital this Saturday, BW returns home and hosts OAC rival Heidelberg University on Wednesday, Jan. 13 in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium inside the Lou Higgins Center at 7:30 p.m.
February 25, 2016 Men’s Basketball Ends Season in OAC Tournament Semifinals
February 20, 2016 Men’s Basketball Team Beats Capital to Earn Fourth Seed in OAC Tourney
February 17, 2016 Kaminski’s Career-High 18 Not Enough as BW Men Lose to ONU, 84-75
February 13, 2016 Men’s Basketball Team Beats Wilmington for Fourth Straight Win
February 10, 2016 Men’s Basketball Team Stuns No.3 and Cross-town Rival John Carroll
February 6, 2016 BW Men’s Basketball Team Beats Otterbein, 88-64
February 3, 2016 Men’s Basketball Team Wins at Heidelberg, 77-74, in Tiffin
January 30, 2016 Men’s Basketball Team Loses to No. 10 Marietta, 90-70
January 29, 2016 BW Supports Goodwin and Family With Suits and Sneakers on Saturday
January 27, 2016 Men’s Basketball Team Loses to Mount Union, 80-79, in Berea
January 23, 2016 Fetherolf Scores Career-High 30, But BW loses to Muskingum
January 20, 2016 Men’s Basketball Team Loses to No.5 JCU, 102-89, in Berea
January 16, 2016 Fetherolf Leads BW Men’s Basketball Team to 80-77 Win at ONU
January 13, 2016 Kuhn Scores 22 and BW Men Beat Heidelberg, 80-76
January 9, 2016 Men’s Basketball Team Loses at Capital, 90-79
December 30, 2015 Kuhn Leads BW Past Defiance, 67-57, in Consolation Game
December 29, 2015 Men’s Basketball Loses to North Park) (Ill.) at Defiance Tourney
December 27, 2015 Heil Returns to Defiance as the Head Coach at Baldwin Wallace
December 19, 2015 Men’s Basketball Overpowers Quakers in Second Half
December 16, 2015 BW Men’s Basketball Team Loses at No.8-Ranked Marietta, 93-78
December 12, 2015 Men’s Basketball Team Wins at Muskingum, 81-74
December 8, 2015 BW Guard Cam Kuhn Named to D3hoops.com National Team of the Week
December 7, 2015 Kuhn Garners Second OAC Player of the Week Honor
December 5, 2015 Men’s Basketball Team Wins 80-69 at Otterbein
November 24, 2015 Men’s Basketball Team Beats Westminster (Pa.), 75-66.
November 21, 2015 BW Men’s Basketball Captures Medaille (N.Y.) Tournament Title
November 17, 2015 Men’s Basketball Team Drops Home Opener
November 11, 2015 2015-16 Men’s Basketball Preview