MARIETTA – The Wilmington College men's basketball team fell to #4 Marietta Saturday, 104-77, in Ohio Athletic Conference action at the Ban Johnson Arena.
"Obviously, Marietta played well and shot the ball well," said Wilmington head coach K.C. Hunt. "They were really physical with us. We started off well, but once we got into the heart of the game, we couldn't maintain the level of play to stay with them. I hope this is something we can learn from, but I hope we get sick and tired of saying 'this is a learning experience'. We have to get better."
The Pioneers had a 14-2 and a 27-6 run in the first half enabled them to lead Wilmington 56-30 at the break. Wilmington shot 36 percent in the first half in falling behind by 26 points.
Wilmington played better in the second half shooting 47 percent from the field in scoring 47 points in the final 20 minutes.
Sophomore Andrew Russell (Columbus, OH/Central Crossing) led the team with 13 points and seven rebounds, while sophomore Kevin Lewis (Cincinnati, OH/Clark Montessori) added 13 points and four rebounds.
Freshman Noah Chatman (Goodlottsville, TN/Beech) finished with eight points and four boards.
Wilmington (3-6 overall, 0-4 OAC) steps away from OAC action 7 p.m. Monday, hosting Thomas More.