Oilers to Host Trojans & Panthers

Oilers to Host Trojans & Panthers

The Oilers will be back at home this week to host Trevecca Nazarene and Kentucky Wesleyan. The Oilers will face the Trojans on Jan. 16 at 7pm before battling the Panthers at 3pm on Jan. 18.

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Series Information (Trevecca Nazarene)

The Oilers hold a 6-0 lead in the all-time series against the Trojans dating back to the 2016-17 campaign when Findlay claimed an 85-63 win on the road.

Findlay won both of their contests against the Trojans last season, winning 87-51 on the road and 85-57 at home.

In the road win, the Oilers shot 56.5 percent (35-of-62) from the floor and held the Trojans to a mere 38.3 percent (18-of-47) percent shooting clip. They also forced 22 turnovers and hit 8-of-17 (47.1%) attempts from three point range in the win.

Alex White led the way with 18 points and 11 rebounds while Aaron Overshiser contributed 16 points and six boards.

In the home win, Findlay shot 50 percent (34-of-68) from the floor and drained 15-of-32 (46.9%) attempts from behind the three point line.

White led the way, scoring 31 points on 13-of-16 shooting. He also chipped in eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals.

Tommy Schmock finished the game with 14 points and four assists as well for Findlay.

Series Information (Kentucky Wesleyan)

The Oilers hold a 5-2 lead in the all-time series against Kentucky Wesleyan dating back to the 2001-02 campaign when they fell 94-89 in the second round of the NCAA Division II Tournament.

The Oilers swept their regular season series against the Panthers last year, winning 68-49 on the road and 81-59 at home.

The Oilers held the Panthers to a mere 37.0 percent (17-of-46) shooting clip and came away with eight steals in the road win. They also outrebounded the Panthers by a 38-29 margin and shot 44.4 percent (28-of-63) from the floor.

Aaron Overhiser recorded a double-double to lead the Oilers, finishing with 14 points and 14 rebounds.

Alex White recorded a game-high 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting to lead the way in the home victory. He also grabbed six rebounds and blocked three shots.

Anthony Masterlasco had 16 points and four steals while senior guard Trey Smith posted 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting.

Findlay

The Oilers are 10-5 on the season and are coming off of an 84-65 win at Tiffin on Jan. 11.

Junior guard Tommy Schmock leads the team with averages of 11.5 points, 7.0 assists, 3.8 rebounds, and 3.2 steals per game. He is also shooting 51.1 percent from the floor and has made a team-best 31 three pointers, hitting long range shots at a 45.6 percent clip.

Junior forward Anthony Masterlasco is averaging 11.3 points per game while senior forward Aaron Overhiser is contributing 11.0 points and a team-high 6.3 rebounds per outing.

Freshman forward Nathan Bruns is also averaging in double figures at 10.9 points per game to go along with 5.5 rebounds per contest while sophomore guard Ethan Linder is posting 9.7 points per outing.

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Trevecca Nazarene

The Trojans are 1-16 on the season and have been led by Reed Smith, who is averaging 11.2 points per game. Austin Willis is also scoring in double figures at 10.6 points per contest.

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Kentucky Wesleyan

The Panthers are 6-10 on the season. Adam Goetz leads the team with averages of 17.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Jo Griffin is also averaging in double figures at 10.6 points per outing.

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