M. BASKETBALL VS WAYNESBURG

Men's Basketball falls in home opener

Men's Basketball falls in home opener

The Muskingum men's basketball fell to Ohio Wesleyan in their home opener on Wednesday night, 95-69.

The Basics

  • Records: Muskingum (1-1), Ohio Wesleyan (2-1)
  • Location: Anne C. Steele Center
  • Attendance: 510

Notables

  • The basketball game marked the Hoops for Hunger game and the SAAC Muskie Pride game.

Inside The Numbers

  • Sophomore MJ Smith and junior Mitch Clark both led the Muskies with 13 points each.
  • Sophomore Trey Singleton added 10 points with two rebounds.
  • Junior Alex Masinelli chipped in with eight points and six total rebounds off the bench.
  • Leading Ohio Wesleyan was Grant Spicer with 17 points and eight rebounds.
  • Gabe Johnson added 16 points, while Ethan Stanislawski scored 15 points for Ohio Wesleyan.
  • The Muskies ended the game shooting 22-of-67 (.328) from the field, which included hitting 8-of-30 (.267) from behind the arc. Muskingum also connected on 17-of-30 (.567) free throws and grabbed 29 rebounds.
  • The Battling Bishops made 40-of-63 (.635) from the floor and hit 11-of-26 (.423) from three-point land. Ohio Wesleyan went 4-of-8 (.500) from the free-throw line and hauled in 40 rebounds.

Game Highlights

Both teams were tied 5-5 in the first four minutes of the game, and then Ohio Wesleyan went on a 12-point run to give them a 17-5 lead with 13:15 remaining in the first half. Ohio Wesleyan added a second scoring burst before half scoring 21 straight points to take control of the outing en route to entering the break with a 47-21 advantage.

What's Next

  • The Muskies next hit the road when they travel to take on Trine on Saturday, November 23. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m. at the MTI Center.