December 29, 2012

Wooster survives; UWSP, UWW victorious

Doug Thorpe scored 10 points off the bench for Wooster, which had three scorers in double figures.
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No. 13 Wooster held on as Marietta finished the game on a 7-0 run and had a would-be game-winner hit off the rim as time expired, allowing the Scots to win 59-57.

Wooster twice missed the front end of one-and-one opportunities during the run. The first time Marietta (8-3) had the chance to take the lead at the end, the Scots prevented any good looks as the visitors settled for a long jumper just inside the top of the key that was rebounded by Doug Thorpe with 6.5 seconds to play.

Following the ensuing miss at the foul line, the Pioneers' Jacob Owens rebounded and rushed up the left side of the court, where he tried a well-defended 3-pointer from the wing that hit hard off the glass and then off the rim as the horn sounded.

Luke Knoble led four players in double figures, scoring 14 as No. 6 UW-Whitewater defeated Northwestern (Minn.) 71-61 in a tournament at St. Norbert. Reggie Hearn scored 13 off the bench for the Warhawks (9-1), while Quardell Young added 12. Jordan Giordana scored a career-high 29 points including nine 3-pointers as No. 5 UW-Stevens Point rolled to a 72-55 victory at Texas-Dallas. UW-Stout couldn't keep the conference's momentum, however, falling to 9-2 with a 74-67 loss to 5-5 Loras on a neutral floor in Wisconsin.

Steve Limberiou sank seven 3-pointers en route to a career-high 27 points to help lead No. 15 Catholic to a 77-35 win over Denison. No. 19 Christopher Newport defeated Bridgewater (Va.) 97-74 behind 30 points from Tra Benefield and 14 points and 18 rebounds from Nik Biberaj. Sean Gallant had a double-double with 27 points and 11 rebounds to lift No. 12 Adrian to a 73-63 win at Mount Union. The Bulldogs improve to 10-0.

Hamline ended Whitman's eight-game winning streak, defeating the Missionaries on the road 92-89. Dior Ford led all scorers with 19 for the Pipers, while Ryan Welsh added 17. Bethany bounced back from its Friday night loss to Wittenberg, beating Hanover 88-71 behind 31 from James Barton.

Phil Hogan scored 55 points and Anderson needed just about every one of them, as the Ravens defeated La Verne 72-68. Hogan was 20-for-30 from the floor, 8-for-12 from 3-point range and 7-for-7 from the line.

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