HIRAM, OHIO — Senior guard Glenn Campbell (Akron/Buchtel) scored a team-high 14 points to lead the Hiram College men’s basketball team past Oberlin College, 86-57, tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 16) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Price Gymnasium. [Game Stats]
The Terriers have now won three straight games and improve to 13-11 overall and 7-8 in the NCAC. The Yeomen fall to 2-22 overall and 1-14 NCAC.
Hiram took control early scoring the first seven points of the contest as part of a larger 18-4 scoring run in the opening 7:11 and ended with a jumper by Campbell off of a missed shot attempt with 12:49 left in the first half. The Terriers never looked back as Hiram maintained a double-digit lead for nearly the rest of the half and posted their largest lead of 21 points, 37-16, with a three-pointer by junior guard Alan Sheppard (Wadsworth) at the 5:08 mark. Hiram would go on to lead by a commanding 45-31 margin at the intermission.
The Terriers continued to pull away in the second half and recorded their largest lead of the game of 29 points for the first time with 8:07 left to play thanks to a bucket by senior forward Hassan Muhammad (Akron/Buchtel) making the score 77-48. Hiram equaled its largest lead with just under a minute left on a basket by sophomore forward Steve Zivoder (Garrettsville/Garfield) to end the scoring as the Terriers claimed the 86-57 victory.
Hiram shot an impressive 50.7 percent (34-of-67) from the floor as Oberlin shot 35.1 percent (20-of-57) for the game. The Terriers also dominated on the boards, out-rebounding the Yeomen, 45-31.
Oberlin was led in scoring by Josh Merritt with a game-high 15 points on five-of-14 shooting (35.7 percent). Pat Bernhard was the only other Yeomen in double-figures with 12 points.
Hiram was led by Campbell’s 14 points on six-of-nine shooting (66.7 percent). Senior two-time All-NCAC guard Chris Roberts was second with 12 points and junior forward Chris Meyer (Chagrin Falls/Kenston) rounded out the high scorers with 11 points to go along with a game-high eight rebounds.
Hiram will wrap-up the regular season when it hosts No. 17 nationally-ranked Wittenberg University on Saturday, Feb. 19 at Price Gymnasium on senior day. The game will also be part of a basketball doubleheader with the Terrier women’s team. The women will tip-off against the Tigers at 1 p.m., followed by the men at 3 p.m.
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