#19 Oilers Capture 85-67 Win Over Panthers

Box Score

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.

Senior guard Kyle Caiola added 11 points and five assists while junior forward Jack Smith registered ten points and four rebounds.

Sophomore forward Mark Frilling contributed six points and nine rebounds off the bench while freshman forward Jake Heagen chipped in six points, five rebounds and three steals.

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.