The University of Findlay men's basketball team defeated Tiffin University by a score of 105-87 on Feb. 16 in Croy Gymnasium behind a career-high 41 points from junior guard Martyce Kimbrough. Kimbrough connected on a school record 11 three pointers in the game and also chipped in three rebounds and three assists.
Kimbrough and the Oilers came out firing on all cylinders in the first half as they took a 61-32 lead. The Oilers connected on 14-of-21 three point attempts in the opening period and Kimbrough had half of those makes, splashing 7-of-10 shots from behind the three point line. The Lima, Ohio native would add four more triples in the second half to finish 11-of-15 from deep in the game. His 11 triples eclipsed the old record of 10, set by former UF All-American Greg Kahlig against Walsh on March 8, 2014.
Kimbrough also set a new school record for most made three pointers in a season during the win over Tiffin. He has now canned 99 triples on the year, bettering the mark of 95 set by former UF All-American Nathan Hyde during the 2009-10 campaign. His 41 points in the win is also the 16th-best single game performance in school history.
As a team, the Oilers shot a season-high 63.5 percent (40-of-63) from the floor and went 19-of-32 (59.4%) from three point range. Their 19 makes from behind the three point line tied the record for most made triples in a game. Findlay also hit 19 three pointers in a 108-63 win over Glenville State on Nov. 17, 1995.
The Oilers assisted on 30 of their 40 field goals and also came away with five steals in the game. They received eight assists apiece from junior forward Taren Sullivan and junior guard Elijah Kahlig while senior forward Tyler Stern-Tucker had a pair of steals. Sullivan flirted with a triple-double and finished with 14 points, eight assists and seven rebounds while Kahlig had 11 points to go along with his career-high eight assists. Stern-Tucker finished with 17 points, making 8-of-10 attempts from the field.
The Dragons shot 47.1 percent (33-of-70) from the floor and received 20 points from Khaleal McCormick and Juwan Johnson.
Findlay, who is now 20-5 on the season with a 14-4 record in conference play, will now prepare to host Ashland University on Saturday at 3 p.m. in Croy Gymnasium for senior day. The Oilers also wrapped up the outright GLIAC South Division title with their win over Tiffin, their 15th divisional title in their 19 years with the league.