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Jarrell Marsh reaches 1,000 career points to lead men's basketball vs. Wayneburg

Jarrell Marsh reaches 1,000 career points to lead men's basketball vs. Wayneburg

Junior Jarrell Marsh collected his 1,000 career point off a three-point shot in the second half, but the Muskingum men's basketball team couldn't pull through against Waynesburg falling, 84-78.

The Basics

  • Records: Muskingum (4-5 overall), Waynesburg (4-5 overall)
  • Location: New Concord, Ohio – Anne C. Steele Center

Notables

  • Junior Jarrell Marsh became the 31st Muskingum men's basketball player to reach 1,000 career points with a 28-point effort against Waynesburg. He achieved his milestone in his 58th career game, while averaging 17.4 points per game.

Inside the Numbers  

  • Marsh finished with a team-best 28 points, hitting 10-of-20 from the field. He also contributed seven rebounds, five steals, three assists, and two blocks.
  • Sophomore Marcus Dempsey tallied 15 points.
  • Sophomore Rashay Douglas notched 14 points and two steals.
  • Junior Brandon Keyes added nine points and a career-high nine rebounds.
  • Junior Devon Peart created four steals.
  • As a team, Muskingum went 25-for-63 (.397) from the field, 9-for-27 from the arc (.333), and 19-for-22 at the free throw line (.864).
  • Jon Knab paced the Yellow Jackets offense with 21 points and seven rebounds.
  • Frank Bozicevic led the reserves with 15 points, six rebounds, and a team-best four steals, while Kaleb McDiffitt and Marcus Wallace each chipped in 12 points.
  • Waynesburg made .525 of their shots (32-for-61), went 6-for-14 from the arc (.429), and went 14-of-19 from the free throw line (.737).

Game Highlights

The Muskies started the first half making back-to-back-to-back three-pointers to take the 9-5 advantage with 14:59 left. Over the next several minutes, the Yellow Jackets used a 12-4 surge to take a 17-13 lead. Muskingum rallied back and tied the contest at 20-20 with 8:36 remaining. However, Waynesburg's offense took command for the rest of the half as they outscored Muskingum 17-8 to close the half with a 37-28 advantage.

Waynesburg's offense came out strong to start the second half as they scored 10 points in the first three minutes to push its lead to 47-30. Moments later, the Muskies went on a 12-4 spurt, cutting their deficit to 51-45, with 12:46 on the clock. Waynesburg continued to knock down shots to increase its advantage, but Muskingum battled back and after Marsh drained a three-pointer to register his 1,000 career point, the Muskies trimmed their gap to 61-55 with 8:41 left. Waynesburg withstood the Muskie charge down the stretch and survived a frantic final minute to seal the road win.

Up Next

  • The Muskies return to action Friday, December 29 when they take on Medaille at the Oberlin College Tournament. Game time is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.