Sophomore Jeremiah Thomas (Cleveland/John Hay) recorded a career-high 11 rebounds, but the Hiram College men’s basketball team fell to No. 14-ranked Wooster by a 85-60 score on Wednesday evening.
The Terriers fall to 8-6 on the season and 2-5 in the NCAC, while the Fighting Scots improve to 12-2, 6-1.
Thomas bettered his career-best of nine rebounds, set on December 6 against Kenyon. He also had four points in the contest.
Sophomore Kyle Deckerd (Canton/Canton South) had eight points for the Terriers and freshmanJoe Caspio (Willowick/Eastlake North) finished with eight points and four rebounds, both of which are new career-bests.
Dan Fanelly led a balanced Fighting Scot offensive attack with a game-high 17 points and 13 rebounds.
Wooster came out of the gate strong and scored 21 of the games first 23 points to build a 21-2 lead.
The lead would grow to as large as 34-7, before Hiram scored the next five points to cut the deficit to 34-12.
The Fighting Scots took a 45-20 lead into the break.
Wooster opened the second half on a 10-4 run to put the game away.
The Terriers finished the game 24-of-73 (32.9 percent) from the field, while Wooster was 29-of-72 (40.3 percent).
The Fighting Scots held a slim 53-49 edge in the rebounding battle and outscored the Terriers 38-24 in the paint.
Hiram will play next on Saturday, when it hosts Oberlin in Price Gym at 1 p.m.