Men's Basketball runs win streak to 6; stays atop OAC with 86-65 victory over Wilmington

Men's Basketball runs win streak to 6; stays atop OAC with 86-65 victory over Wilmington

By Tim Glon

ADA — Senior Devon Allen (Lima/Senior) scored a game-high 20 points to lead Ohio Northern to an 86-65 men's basketball victory over Wilmington on Wednesday night at the ONU Sports Center.

The Polar Bears (11-7 overall) extend their winninf streak to six games and stay atop the Ohio Athletic Conference with a 9-2 league mark.

The Quakers fall to 7-11, 2-9.

Senior Konnor Baker (Ada) added 16 points and junior Joey DiOrio (Columbus/Watterson) and sophomore Ryan Bruns (Chickasaw/Marion Local) chipped in 15 points each for ONU.

Wilmington was led by Kameron Moore with 17 points.

Northern opened the second half on an 18-2 run to take a commanding 54-34 lead just 4:21 into the period.

The lead bounced between 16 and 25 points the rest of the way with ONU leading 82-57 with 4:20 to for its largest lead.

"We talked at halftime about playing more as a team," Ohio Northern head coach Rich Bensman said. "We are a pretty good team when we spread the ball around and we did a much better job of that. We played with a purpose in the second half."

Ohio Northern was 35-of-65 from the floor for 53.8 percent and was 11-of-25 from beyond the 3-point arc for 44.0 percent.

Wilmington made 28-of-67 field goal attempts for 41.8 percent and made 5-of-21 from 3-point range for 23.8 percent.

WC out-rebounded ONU 38-37.

The Polar Bears will take to the road on Saturday for a 2 pm contest at Capital.