HIRAM, OHIO — The Hiram College men’s basketball team was defeated by Ohio Wesleyan University, 71-58, this afternoon (Saturday, Jan. 15) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Price Gymnasium. [Game Stats]
With the loss, the Terriers are now 8-8 overall and 2-5 in the NCAC. The Battling Bishops improve to 8-8 overall and 4-3 NCAC.
OWU never trailed in the game and took control of the first half nearing the midway point of the period with a 12-0 scoring run that gave the Bishops a 20-7 lead at the 13:01 minute mark. OWU maintained a double-digit lead during the remainder of the game and led by as many as 20 points in the first half, 43-23, with 5:27 left to play before the intermission. Hiram got to within 13 points, 46-33, with a pair of free-throws by senior guard Glenn Campbell (Akron/Buchtel) to end the scoring in the opening half, but the Terriers still trailed by the same score at the break.
Hiram pulled to within 12 points in the second half thanks to a pair of free-throws by junior forward Chris Meyer (Chagrin Falls/Kenston) at the 18:56 mark, but that would be as close as the Terriers would get as OWU answered with an ensuing 11-5 run to build its lead to 18 points, 58-40, with 13:57 left to play. The Bishops went on to lead by as many as 19 points in the half en route to the 71-58 victory.
OWU shot 50.0 percent (27-of-53) from the field and held Hiram to 31.7 percent (20-of-63) shooting.
The Bishops had three players score in double-figures led by Tim Brady with a game-high 22 points on nine-of-14 shooting (64.3 percent). Andy Winters was second with 12 points and Dre White added 10 points.
Hiram had one player score in double-digits in junior guard Andrew Wiegand (Amherst/Firelands) who scored 10 points on three-of-nine shooting (33.3 percent).
Hiram will play its next two games on the road, beginning with a NCAC matchup against Kenyon College on Wednesday, Jan. 19 in Gambier. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.