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Men’s Basketball Defeats Muskingum

Drew Wennes (Photo Courtesy of Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant Hailey Owens)
Drew Wennes (Photo Courtesy of Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant Hailey Owens)

By: Athletic Communications Student Assistant Paige Phillips '23

BEREA, Ohio – The Baldwin Wallace men's basketball team hosted Muskingum University in an Ohio Athletic Conference match up and defeated them by a final score of 79-67 at the Ursprung Gymnasium inside the Lou Higgins Center. 

BW (7-6, 2-4 OAC) was led by sophomore All-OAC guard Drew Wennes (Huron) who tallied 28 points and seven rebounds. Junior All-OAC guard Anthony Mazzeo (North Canton/Massillon Jackson) added a double-double with 19 points and 10 boards.

Muskingum (3-10, 0-6 OAC) was led by senior guard Alex Masinelli with 20 points and two assists. Junior forward Tanner Gensler contributed 13 points and one assist. 

The Yellow Jackets kicked off the match with a layup from sophomore forward Christian Pfeiffer (Amherst), and the Fighting Muskies responded just moments later with a three-point shot. BW then claimed the lead and carried it through the half as Mazzeo and Wennes scored a collective 27 points. BW went into halftime leading 33-45.

The Yellow Jackets were the first to the net in the second half, increasing their lead to 16. Muskingum worked to catch up, but BW was able to keep them at a distance. The Fighting Muskies cut the Yellow Jackets' lead down to 10 before being cut off by a three-point jump shot from Wennes. The Yellow Jackets continued to increase their lead until the end of the match, taking the victory by a final score of 67-79.

BW returns to the hardwood on Wednesday, January 12th when they travel to Ada, Ohio to take on Ohio Northern University in an OAC match at 7:00 P.M. at the ONU Sports Center.