MEN'S BASKETBALL AT WOOSTER

Men's basketball slips at Marietta

Men's basketball slips at Marietta

The Muskingum men's basketball team slipped in Ohio Athletic Conference play at rival Marietta on Wednesday evening, 104- 86.

The Basics

  • Records: Muskingum (5-7 overall, 3-2 Ohio Athletic Conference), Marietta  (9-3 overall, 3-2 Ohio Athletic Conference)
  • Location: Marietta, Ohio - Ban Johnson Arena
  • Attendance: 1,072

Inside the Numbers  

  • Sophomore Marcus Dempsey led the Muskie effort with 31 points on 10-of-24 shooting, which included hitting 5-of-7 from behind the arc. He also added six rebounds and three assists.
  • Junior Jalen Paige added a season-high 15 points and three assists.
  • Junior Jayson Peoples scored a season-best 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting.
  • Junior Devon Peart chipped in 10 points and notched two steals.
  • Overall, Muskingum shot .419 (26-of-62) from the floor and had 10 assists.
  • Marietta was led by Avery Williams who scored a team-high 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
  • Anthony Wallace and Kyle Dixon each added 19 points, while DeVaughn Wingard chipped in 15 points.
  • The Pioneers shot .527 (39-of-74) from the field and held a 43-30 advantage in rebounds.

Game Highlights

The first half was an even battle with the game being tied 19-19 at the 10-minute mark. The Pioneers surged ahead with a 12-2 run over the the three minutes. Marietta extended its lead to 40-23 with 5:21 on the clock. Muskingum answered the Marietta spurt and closed the half with a 16-5 run to enter the break down 45-39.

In the second half, a Paige three-point shot with 17:38 to play brought the Muskies to within 49-46. The Pioneers then rattled off eight straight points over the next two minutes to push their lead to 57-46. From the 15-minute mark on, the Pioneers maintained a double-digit lead en route to the win.

Up Next

  • Muskingum next travels to Heidelberg on Saturday, January 6. Game time is slated for 2:00 p.m.