January 16, 2013

Wednesday men: OWU falls, rivalry rout

Alan Sheppard had 10 points, eight assists and six rebounds as Hiram rolled past Ohio Wesleyan.
D3sports.com file photo by Pat Coleman 
Tyler Kruis had just two field goals but three of Calvin's eight blocks.
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Four players scored in double figures as Hiram handed Ohio Wesleyan its first loss in the North Coast Athletic Conference and second loss overall in a 78-65 win.

Aaron Stefanov scored 13, Chris Zurowski 12 and Alan Sheppard and Riley Moore 10 apiece as Hiram led for the final 39:13 of the game, going up by as many as 23 in the second half. It's Ohio Wesleyan's first loss since a Nov. 25 defeat at the University of Rochester.

Calvin jumped out to a 21-8 lead and never looked back, leading wire to wire as the Knights ended a five-game losing streak to their archrivals by crushing Hope 75-49. Jordan Brink scored a game-high 16 and Bryan Powell added 13 off the bench as Calvin shot 10-for-20 from 3-point range at home, in front of a crowd of 4,503.

Zach Karalis tallied seven points during a game-ending 14-2 run as No. 6 WPI dashed away following a 43-43 tie to defeat crosstown rival Clark 57-45. It's the first NEWMAC loss for Clark.

No. 1 St. Thomas improved to 16-0 by rolling past Macalester 92-53. The Tommies turned the ball over just four times. Fifth-ranked North Central (Ill.) got 18 from Vince Kmiec and Landon Gamble in a 66-44 win against Millikin. 

Trevor Hass hit for 21 points as No. 7 UW-Stevens Point continued to roll through the WIAC, improving to 8-0 in conference with a 65-60 win against UW-Platteville. No. 8 Wooster took over sole possession of first place by defeating Allegheny 92-68. Doug Thorpe scored 24 and shot 4-for-6 from 3-point range as the Scots shot 50 percent from downtown.

All five starters scored in double figures as Catholic defeated Susquehanna 82-65. Steve Limberiou (19), Chris Kearney (19), Shawn Holmes (14), Bryson Fonville (13) and Nate Koenig (13) combined for 78 of the 82 points.

No. 23 Wheaton lit it up from 3-point range, shooting 11-for-15 from downtown on the road in winning at No. 20 Augustana 86-67. Kvam led all scorers with 21 points including a 5-for-6 performance from beyond the arc. Brayden Teuscher netted 19 for the Thunder.

Matt McCarthy scored 13 of his team-high 16 points in the second half of No. 22 Guilford's 69-65 win over visiting Randolph. The Quakers trailed by 12 in the first half and as many as six in the second half before rallying to hand Randolph its second consecutive loss after a 13-0 start.

Chris Hortman recorded a double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds as UW-Stout defeated UW-La Crosse 63-55. His back-to-back 3-pointers capped off a 10-0 run to give the Blue Devils the lead for good. Brandon Monk scored a career-high 25 points, including a buzzer beater to lift Methodist past North Carolina Wesleyan 85-82. 

Wesley won its 10th consecutive game and its 12th in 13 outings, defeating Salisbury 70-64. Paul Reynolds, who scored 10 of the team's last 14 points, finished with a game-high 20 points. Franklin and Marshall slipped past Johns Hopkins on the road, 76-71 in double overtime.

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