The No. 17 Oilers will be back at home for a pair of conference games this week against Walsh and Malone. They play Walsh on Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. before hosting Malone on Dec. 8 at 3:00 p.m.
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The Oilers hold a 23-7 lead in the all-time series against Walsh dating back to the 1964-65 campaign when Findlay came away with a 77-71 victory. Findlay swept Walsh last year, winning 96-87 at home and 72-60 in Canton.
In the home win, Taren Sullivan paced the Oilers with 31 points on 13-of-19 shooting. In the road win, Martyce Kimbrough led the Oilers with 19 points, three rebounds and two assists while Elijah Kahlig had 14 points. Trey Smith recorded ten points in the game while Alex White posted eight points and 12 rebounds.
The Oilers currently lead the all-time series against Malone by a 36-14 margin, winning the first meeting by a score of 86-63 during the 1959-60 campaign. The two programs split their season series last year with each team winning on their home floor. Findlay claimed an 89-85 win over the Pioneers in Croy and fell 82-71 on the road.
In the win, Elijah Kahlig led the Oilers with 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting while Taren Sullivan recorded a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
In the loss, Martyce Kimbrough led the Oilers with 21 points on 8-of-16 shooting. Trey Smith recorded 14 points off the bench and also added three assists and three rebounds.
The Oilers are 6-1 on the season with a 1-1 record in conference play. They are coming off of an 82-69 loss at Cedarville on Dec. 1.
Senior forward Alex White leads the team with averages of 17.6 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. He has recorded four double-doubles on the season and has also blocked a team-high 14 shots. He was also recently named the DII Bulletin Player of the Month for November.
Junior forward Aaron Overhiser is scoring 15.1 points per contest and grabbing 4.6 rebounds per game. He is also shooting 54.2 percent from three point range, the best mark on the team.
Senior guard Trey Smith sports averages of 12.1 points, 4.0 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game. He has also made a team-high 16 three pointers this year.
Sophomore guard Tommy Schmock is also scoring in double figures, averaging 10.7 points per outing. He also leads the team with 6.0 assists per game.
As a team, the Oilers are averaging 84.3 points per game and shooting 49.2 percent from the floor. They are also hitting 38.7 percent of their attempts from behind the three point line.
The Cavaliers are 5-3 on the season with a 2-0 record in league play. Sophomore Darryl Straughter leads the team and is averaging 18.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. Freshman JT Shumate is also off to a great start and is averaging 17.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per outing while junior Sterling Christy is producing 14.1 points and 8.9 rebounds per game.
The Pioneers are 5-3 on the season with a 1-1 record in conference competition. Senior Nate Sheppard leads the team and is averaging 22.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Junior Bryce Butler is contributing 13.6 points per outing while Senior Ben Evans is averaging 11.6 points and 5.0 rebounds per contest.
An Efficient Offense
The Oilers are ranked second in the G-MAC in field goal shooting percentage, making 49.1 percent of their attempts. They also rank second in the conference in three point shooting as they are converting 38.7 percent of their tries and rank second in the league in scoring at 84.3 points per outing.
DII Bulletin Player of the Month
Senior forward Alex White was named the DII Bulletin Player of the Month for November after leading the Oilers to a 6-0 record. He averaged 18.7 points and 10.2 rebounds per game in the first month of the season.