By Tim Glon
GRANVILLE — Junior Devon Allen scored 16 points and junior Joey Hurless dished out 13 assists but the Ohio Northern men's basketball team dropped a 79-67 decision at Denison Wednesday night at Livingston Gymnasium.
The Polar Bears fall to 5-6 on the season, while the Big Red improve to 6-4.
DU was led by Matthew Bauer with 16 points and 12 rebounds and Jett Speelman with 16 points.
Allen converted a 4-point play with 10:14 to play to give the Polar Bears a 56-53 lead.
But the Big Red would go on a 17-2 run to grab a 70-58 lead with 3:47 left in the game.
Du led 38-33 at halftime and extended that advantage to 43-35 before ONU stormed back to grab the lead on Allen's 3-pointer and free throw.
Ohio Northern made 27-of-59 field goal attempts for 45.8 percent and was 6-of-16 from 3-point range for 37.5 percent, but made just 7-of-16 free throws for 43.8 percent.
Denison was 27-of-69 from the floor for 39.12 percent and was 11-of-31 from 3-point range for 35.5 percent.
DU out-rebounded ONU 45-38.
The Polar Bears will return to action Saturday when they host Trine (Ind.) at 2 pm at the ONU Sports Center.