Baldwin Wallace stings #6 Marietta at the buzzer

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MARIETTA, Ohio — Michael Quiring banked in desperation three-pointer at the buzzer as Baldwin Wallace upset No. 6 Marietta College, 73-72, Saturday (Dec. 2) afternoon in Ban Johnson Arena.  The Yellow Jackets improve to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference, while the Pioneers slip to 5-1 and 1-1 in the conference.

Dillon Young hit a pair of free throws with 4.2 seconds left on the clock to give Marietta a 72-70 lead. The Yellow Jackets, out of timeouts, inbounded the ball to Jay Battle who raced up the right side of the court and passed to Quiring on the left side.

Quiring fired off a fade away shot that banked off the glass and went in as time expired. The BW win snapped Marietta's 39-game home regular season winning streak.

Quiring led all scorers with 25 points. Cam Kuhn scored 12 points and Battle added 10 points and seven rebounds. Jake Fetherolf pulled down a game-high 11 boards.

Avery Williams led four Pioneers in double figures with 17 points. Anthony Wallace and DeVaughn Wingard finished with 15 points each, while Young added 11. Wallace had eight rebounds. Williams and Caleb Hoyng notched six boards each.

Baldwin Wallace took the early lead and went up by as many as nine points, 28-19, with 7:57 left in the first half. The Pioneers used a 14-4 run to go in front, 33-32, at the 2:23 mark. Marietta led 38-35 at the half.

Marietta maintained the lead for most of the second half. The Yellow Jackets jumped in front for a couple of possessions midway through the period and Battle tied the game twice in the final 90 seconds sinking two free throws each time.

For the game, Marietta shot 45.0% (27-of-60) from the floor, 40.0% (4-of-10) from three-point range and 93.3% (14-of-15) at the line. The Yellow Jackets were 24-of-55 (43.6%) from the floor, 10-of-34 (29.4%) behind the arc and 15-of-17 (88.2%) at the line.

The Pioneers edged Baldwin Wallace on the glass, 35-32. Marietta committed seven turnovers in the game, while Baldwin Wallace turned the ball over six times.

Marietta is back on the road with a non-conference game at La Roche College on Monday (Dec. 4). Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m.