Former Big Reds standout Dollman leads MC to win

MARIETTA- Andy Dollman was pretty much at the top of his game for being under the weather.

The Marietta College junior – who normally starts – scored a team-high 24 points off the pine as the Pioneers defeated Baldwin-Wallace University, 97-86, in Ohio Athletic Conference men’s basketball action at Ban Johnson Arena Saturday.

“I’ve been out with an illness,” said the 6-foot-1 Dollman, who was eight of 11 from the field and seven of eight from the line. “I just came back to practice yesterday (Friday).”

Dollman did not make the Ohio Northern trip on Wednesday.

“I was in one of those zones, I guess,” Dollman continued. “I got on a roll and everything seemed to go in. It happens sometimes.”

Jon VanderWal said Dollman was “a Warrior.”

“Kudos to Andy Dollman,” said the seventh-year MC head coach whose navy blue and white cagers improved their record to 10-3 overall and 5-1 in the OAC). “He came out here today and played his heart and soul out. He put on a clinic today.

“I told him I wanted to get 10 to 15 minutes out of him today and I rode him for 28.”

Luis Garcia added 22 points, including 13 of 13 from the charity stripe, and Garrett Stephenson had 16 markers. The Pioneer bench outpointed the Yellow Jackets, 48-6.

“I thought everybody stepped up their effort,” said Dollman, who played his prep hoops at Parkersburg High. “We knew we had to get better and bounce back from a bad loss (at Ohio Northern University). We knew B-W was predicted to be No. 1 in the conference so we had to make a statement. That was our goal.”

Baldwin-Wallace was paced by Jaron Crowe, who tallied a game-high 29 points. Kevin Krakowiak and Kyle Payne chipped in with 22 markers. The Yellow Jacket starters accounted for 80 of the 86 points.

B-W fell to 7-6 and 3-3.

“We beat one of the premiere teams in Division III,” VanderWal said. “Their record may not show it but they’re as talented as anybody we’re going to play all year.

“We’re in the nuts and bolts, the heart of our schedule right now. It’s a game we had to have, and our kids responded. I’m really proud of them.”

Sparked by Dollman’s 15 first-half points, Marietta staked itself to a 53-49 advantage. From the floor, he was six of six, and from the line, two of two. Eddy Grenert and Stephenson each added nine points. Grenert’s total came in three minutes of court time.

MC led for most of the first 20 minutes of play, and had a nine-point advantage on a couple of occasions. B-W stayed close, thanks to the shooting of Crowe, Krakowiak, and Payne.

After the break, Marietta stretched its lead to double digits (73-62) for the first time in the contest when A.J. Ireland drained a three at the 12:11 mark. B-W never led in the second half.

“It was a great day to be a Pioneer,” VanderWal said.

Ohio Valley 85,

Salem International 79

VIENNA -Ohio Valley’s men’s team completed a doubleheader sweep in Saturday afternoon at the Snyder Activity Center as the Fighting Scots duplicated the feat of their women’s team by holding on for a 85-79 victory.

Sequan Lawrence scored 25 points as OVU recorded its third win in 15 outings. Robert Smelser added 13, David Sinackas had 11 and Povilas Dambrauskas 10 for OVU, which is off until next Saturday when it travels to Bluefield State.

Salem (8-7), which led 39-36 at halftime, got 25 points from Abel Tillman while Walter Brock added 17 and Drius Roper 10.

Glenville State 71, Wheeling Jesuit 70

GLENVILLE – Lamar Mallory’s three-point play with 1:24 to go gave Glenville State the lead for good here Saturday as the Pioneers held off Wheeling Jesuit, 71-70, in Mountain East Conference action.

Kevin Gray hit 6 of 16 from downtown and led the G-men (8-4, 5-3) with 20 points. Mallory finished with 19 and Jordan McCloud scored 10 off the bench.

The Cardinals (6-5, 4-4) got a game-high 28 points from Eric Siefert along with a double-double of 17 points and 14 boards by Andre Harris.


Ohio State 70,

No. 22 Indiana 51

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Ameryst Alston tied a career-high with 29 points Saturday and Ohio State upset a cold-shooting No. 22 Indiana 70-51, snapping a program-best 14-0 winning streak for the Hoosiers.

The Hoosiers (14-1, 1-1 Big 10 Conference) shot just 28.8 percent (17 of 59) compared with 53.4 percent (31 of 58) for the Buckeyes.

Raven Ferguson came off the bench to score a career-high 18 for Ohio State, and Martina Ellerbe added 10.

Ohio State (12-7, 2-1) led 39-29 at halftime, with the Buckeyes shooting 62.1 percent to 40.7 percent for the Hoosiers.

Indiana State was scoreless for nearly four minutes in the second half and had made only six points at the 13:36 mark. They ripped an 11-0 run, including a Karlee McBride trey, but Ohio State replied with three quick buckets and the Hoosiers didn’t make a basket for four more minutes.

Larryn Brooks led Indiana with 11 points.

Glenville State 97, Wheeling Jesuit 85

GLENVILLE – No. 12 Glenville State led 53-32 at halftime and improved to 13-1 overall and 8-0 in the Mountain East Conference following Saturday’s 97-85 win against visiting Wheeling Jesuit.

Kenyona Simmons knocked down 8 of 10 field goals and finished with a game-high 20 points. Fellow Pioneer Keyanna Tate posted the game’s lone double-double, going for 17 points and 12 rebounds. Ashleigh Fossett (11) and Kenyell Goodson (10) also cracked double figures in the triumph while Tasia Bistow chipped in seven points and seven assists.

Wheeling Jesuit (5-7, 2-6) lost the turnover battle 23-9 and was led in scoring by reserve Lydia Hyburg’s 18 points.

Baldwin-Wallace 85, Marietta 64

BEREA, Ohio -A slow start did in Marietta College here Saturday as the Pioneers fell behind Baldwin-Wallace 42-25 at halftime and never recovered in suffering a 85-64 Ohio Athletic Conference loss.

The Pioneers (8-5, 2-4) were led by Tori Dixon with 14 points while Jordanna Rauch added nine.

Baldwin-Wallae (10-3, 5-1) got a game-high 20 points from Audrey Smolik while Lexi Rohrbach added 19 and Shari Mangas 11.

Marietta returns to the friendly confines of Ban Johnson Arena on Wednesday when the Pioneers entertain Mount Union.