The University of Findlay men's basketball team, ranked 19th in the nation, defeated Ohio Dominican University by a score of 85-67 on Saturday, December 17 in Croy Gymnasium. The victory gives the Oilers a 9-2 record on the season with a 4-1 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
The Oilers captured a 38-34 lead at the break, but found themselves down 49-46 at the 15:46 mark of the second half. Junior guard Aaron Robinson then converted a lay-up to spark a 15-0 run, which gave the Oilers a 61-49 lead with 8:50 remaining. The Oilers then kept the Panthers in check the rest of the way to claim their 70th straight home win over a league opponent.
Sophomore forward Greg Kahlig led the charge with 25 points on 11-of-18 shooting. He also added ten rebounds, three assists and a pair of blocks in the win.
Junior forward Brad Piehl hit 9-of-10 shots en route to a career-high 20 points while also adding a season-high seven rebounds.
Junior guard Aaron Robinson continued his solid all-around play with six points and six assists in the game.
Zak Kapron and Darrien Douglas scored 14 points apiece to lead Ohio Dominican.
As a team, the Oilers shot 47.1 percent (32-of-68) from the floor, but hit only 1-of-18 (5.6%) shots from behind the three point line. They also held a 43-27 advantage on the boards and came away with ten steals in the victory.
The Oilers will be back in action again on December 29 when they host Goshen College at 7:30 p.m. in Croy Gymnasium.