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Mount men's basketball teams drops conference road game at Defiance College, 76-65
College of Mount St. Joseph (12-8, 9-5 HCAC)
Defiance (16-5, 11-3 HCAC)
2/8/2014 | Defiance, Ohio | Attendance: 925
College of Mount St. Joseph333265
Stats at a GlanceMSJMBBDC
FG Percentage.500 (24-48) .605 (26-43)
3P FG Percentage.381 (8-21) .478 (11-23)
FT Percentage.818 (9-11) .929 (13-14)
Offensive Rebounds65
Defensive Rebounds1219
Total Rebounds1824
Bench Points248
Statistical LeadersMSJMBBDC
PointsMark Allen - 16
Travis Schomaeker - 30
ReboundsKen Kunkel - 4
Team - 4
Wade Wooley - 6
AssistsAndy Countryman - 3
Joel Scudder - 3
Mark Allen - 3
Travis Schomaeker - 8
StealsAndy Countryman - 2
Femi Thompson - 2
Travis Schomaeker - 4
BlocksTravis Schomaeker - 1
Wade Wooley - 1
Bernard Edwards - 1

Saturday, February 08, 2014
by Dane Neumeister

Host Defiance College used a 14-1 scoring spree in the second half on Saturday afternoon to take a lead over the Mount, and held on to post a 76-65 win. The Lions go to 12-8 overall, 9-5 in the HCAC and will return to action on Feb. 12 at Bluffton University. The Mount currrently sits in fourth place in the conference, behind Rose-Hulman, Defiance and Hanover. There are four games left on the conference schedule, with the top six teams advancing to the HCAC Tournament.

The Lions jumped out to a 21-8 lead in the first half, at the 11:29 mark, but allowed the home team Yellow Jackets back into the game before intermission, with the two teams ending the first half in a 33-all tie. Andy Countryman (Peebles, OH/Peebles) converted a steal into a fast break lay-up with 15:55 on the clock in the second half, giving his team a 46-41 lead. Defiance would rally, however, to outscore the Lions by 13 points over the next four minutes, to grab a decisive 55-47 lead. The Mount's Bobby Murdock (Cincinnati, OH/Anderson) would hit a three-point shot on his team's next possession, cutting the deficit to 55-50, but the Lions would get no closer. Defiance converted nine-of-10 free throw in the final 1:17 of the game to claim the win, their second of the season in as many tries against the Mount.

Mark Allen (Cincinnati, OH/Northwest) led four Mount players in double figures with 16 points, while Femi Thompson (Cincinnati, OH/Aiken) chipped in 12 points. David Mann (Fairfield, OH/Cincinnati Christian) and Murdock each had 11 points. Defiance held a 61 to 50 percent edge in field goal shooting, and made 11, three-pointers to the Lions' eight treys.


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