BEREA, OHIO - Junior center Scott Schnelle scored 36 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked nine shots as the Ohio Northern University men's basketball team defeated Ohio Athletic Conference rival Baldwin Wallace University, 73-70, today (Saturday, February 19, 2011) in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium in the Lou Higgins Center. This was the nightcap of a women's and men's doubleheader that is being televised by SportsTime Ohio.
With its win, ONU improved to 13-12 overall and 10-8 in the OAC. In addition to Schnelle for ONU, freshman guard Branden Rushton scored 14 points and sophomore guard Taylor Kuhlman had 10. With its loss, BW ends its season at 9-16 overall and 5-13 in the OAC. The Yellow Jackets were led by freshman forward Kyle Payne (Brunswick) with 19 points, junior All-OAC point guard Promis Cabbil (Elyria/ Senior) had 15 and freshman guard Kevin Krakowiak (Valley City/ Parma Heights Holy Name) had 12.
In the first half, BW jumped out to a 2-0 lead at the 19:45 mark on a layup from Payne. ONU took its first lead of the game at 4-2 at the 18:21 mark on jumper from Schnelle and continued its 9-0 run to build a 9-2 lead at the 17:03 mark. ONU continued to build its lead to 10 points at 16-6 at the 13:03 mark when Schnelle scored again. He had 11 of the team's 16 first points.
ONU answered right back with an old-fashioned three-point play from Schnelle to take a 65-63 lead with 2:42 left. Schnelle made another jumper to give ONU a 69-65 lead at the 1:58 mark. Payne answered with two free throw makes for BW with 1:43 left to make the score 67-65. ONU countered with one of two foul shots from Kuhlman at 1:14 for a 68-65 lead, but Payne countered right back with one of two charity tosses of his own at 49 seconds to cut ONU's lead to 68-66.
Today's BW versus ONU doubleheader was taped is being televised by SportsTime Ohio. The women's game will air on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 6:00 p.m. and the men at 8:00 p.m. The women's game also will be shown on Monday, Feb. 21 at 5:00 a.m. The men's game also will be shown on Sunday, Feb. 20 at 12:00 noon and on Monday at 7:00 a.m.
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