By Tim Glon
BEREA — Senior Devon Allen (Lima/Senior) tied a season-high with 27 points, leading the Ohio Northern men's basketball team to a 94-76 victory at Baldwin Wallace on Wednesday night at Ursprung Gymnasium.
The Polar Bears (13-7 overall, 11-2 Ohio Athletic Conference) run their winning streak to eight games and remain in a first place tie atop the league standings with No. 13-ranked Marietta.
The Yellow Jackets fall to 9-11, 4-9.
Allen scored 21 of his 27 points in the first half on 7-of-10 shooting from 3-point range as ONU led 53-44 at intermission.
Sophomore Ryan Bruns (Chickasaw/Marion Local) had a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds, junior Joey DiOrio (Columbus/Watterson) added 16 points and senior Aron Thress (Lancaster/Amanda Clearcreek) chipped in 11 points for Ohio Northern.
BW was led by Cam Kuhn with 20 points.
ONU did not trail in the contest, leading by as many as 32-18 midway through the first half.
The hosts pulled within six points on two occasions in the second half and were within 84-76 with 2:37 left in the game.
But the Polar Bears would knock down eight consecutive free throws and out-score BW 10-0 the rest of the way to record the victory.
Northern made 35-of-65 field goal attempts for 53.8 percent and were 10-of-23 from 3-point range for 43.5 percent.
Baldwin Wallace made 27-of-73 field goal attempts for 37.0 percent and were 9-for-42 from three for 21.4 percent.
The Polar Bears will return home on Saturday for a 2 pm contest against Muskingum at the ONU Sports Center.