#9 Oilers Head to Hillsdale on Saturday

#9 Oilers Head to Hillsdale on Saturday

The ninth-ranked Oilers will be on the road playing for first place in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) on Feb. 9 when they face Hillsdale College. The game is scheduled to tip at 3 p.m.

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Series Information

The Oilers currently own a commanding 52-10 advantage in the all-time series against the Chargers dating back to the 1959-60 campaign when Findlay won 90-59.

Earlier this season, the Chargers came into Croy and defeated the Oilers 93-82. The Chargers ended the game by hitting 53.2 percent (33-of-62) of their shot attempts, which included a 9-of-14 (64.3%) showing from three point range. They also outrebounded the Oilers 35-27 and connected on 18-of-19 (94.7%) attempts from the charity stripe.

The Oilers shot 55.2 percent (32-of-58) from the floor and drilled 7-of-15 (46.7%) tries from behind the three point line. They only made 11-of-20 (55.0%) attempts from the free throw line however.

Aaron Overhiser paced the team with a career-high 25 points and ten rebounds. Trey Smith had 16 points while Alex White had 14 points and four blocks.

The Chargers were led by Davis Larson and Harrison Niego who had 24 and 22 points, respectively.

#9 Findlay

The Oilers are 18-3 on the season with a 12-2 record in conference play. They are coming off of a 110-85 win over Tiffin on Feb. 2.

The Oilers lead the conference in scoring average, posting 85.7 points per game. They also lead the league in field goal shooting percentage at 50.3 and are ranked first in assists per game at 18.2.

Senior forward Alex White leads the team and is averaging 17.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per contest. He is ranked second in the league in blocked shots per game, fourth in rebounding and fourth in scoring.

Junior forward Aaron Overhiser is having a great year as well and is averaging 15.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per contest. He has made 55.5 percent of his field goal attempts and is hitting 47.8 (33-of-69) percent of his three point tries.

Senior guard Trey Smith is scoring 11.3 points per game and has made 43.6 (48-of-110) percent of his three point tries while sophomore forward Anthony Masterlasco is also averaging double figures at 10.6 points per outing.

Sophomore forward Chazz George are scoring 8.4 points per game while sophomore guard Tommy Schmock is contributing 7.8 points and ranks second in the league with 6.2 assists per contest.

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Hillsdale

The Chargers are 16-5 on the season with a 12-2 record in league play. They have won eight straight games and are the hottest team in the conference at the moment.

Dylan Lowry leads the team and is averaging 13.2 points per game. He is followed by Davis Larson (12.5) and Harrison Niego (10.9).

As a team, the Chargers are averaging 45.2 percent from the floor and scoring 70.5 points per game. They are one of the best defensive teams in the league, allowing only 64.3 points per contest to their opponents and limiting them to a 43.3 percent shooting clip.

Hillsdale also excels at keeping the basketball as they are only turning the ball over 8.6 times per game, the best mark in the league.

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Chasing 1,000

Senior forward Alex White is looking to become the 47th player at Findlay to eclipse 1,000 career points. White has scored 886 points during his tenure with the program.

Grand Theft

The Oilers are averaging 7.0 steals per game and have been led by sophomore guard Tommy Schmock, who ranks fourth in the league with 1.7 steals per game.