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Capital Clips Men's Basketball 59-50 in Defensive Contest

Photo by Kyria Walker
Photo by Kyria Walker


WILMINGTON, Ohio - Capital University came away with a 59-50 victory over the Wilmington College men's basketball team in a defensive Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) contest at Fred Raizk Arena on Tuesday evening. 

Offense was at a premium in the game, and Wilmington seemed to cash in early as a Travis Mitchell putback layup gave the hosts a 12-8 lead just over six minutes into the game, prompting a timeout from Capital Head Coach Damon Goodwin. The Comets, who typically play physical defensive style of basketball, responded by holding the hosts to just six points over the final 13-plus minutes of the first half. The visitors scored 18 during that stretch and took a 28-18 lead into halftime.

The Quakers rebounded from a under 25-percent shooting performance in the first half to get within two points (46-44) after Jeffery Mansfield hit a triple at the top of the arc with 7:38 to play, but five Griffin Doseck free throws over the next four minutes without a Wilmington point sealed the game.

Both teams made 20 baskets from the field and less than five triples, but the Comets made 16-of-23 (69.6 percent) free throws compared to 6-of-11 (54.4 percent) for the Quakers. Capital also won the battle of the boards 42-30.

A quartet of Comets – Joe Thompson, David Sanford, Kaleb Crawford and Doseck – scored in double figures while Tyler Schreck added eight points and a dozen rebounds. Bryce Bird and Mansfield finished with 11 points for the Quakers with the later adding a team-best seven boards and four assists.

Wilmington heads to nationally-ranked Marietta College on Saturday.

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