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Monday, February 18, 2013College basketball: Ohio Northern women finish unbeaten run through OAC
ADA -- Joanna Snyder and Cenzie Yoder each scored 15 points and Ohio Northern used a solid defensive effort to beat Capital 77-42 in women's basketball play Saturday and complete an undefeated Ohio Athletic Conference campaign.
The Polar Bears will be back in action when they play a team to be determined in the OAC tournament semifinals at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the ONU Sports Center.
Ohio Northern held the Crusaders to 25 percent (15 of 59) shooting from the field.
Snyder, who eclipsed the 1,000-point barrier on Wednesday, added five rebounds and four assists. Morgan Dumbaugh led the Polar Bears with six rebounds.
Kristen Thompson scored 13 points and had six rebounds to pace Capital. Lauren Geroski, who prepped at Fostoria St. Wendelin, had eight points and six rebounds.
ONU men fall to Capital
COLUMBUS -- Capital took advantage of the 3-point line and the Crusaders defeated Ohio Northern 61-47 Saturday in Ohio Athletic Conference men's basketball action.
Capital shot 57 percent (12 of 21) from beyond the arc, while the Polar Bears hit just 2 of 11 attempts.
Tim Congrove, who was 6 of 9 in treys, led Capital with 18 points.
Dominique Royal paced Ohio Northern with 14 points. Branden Rushton added 11 points, while Fort Jenning graduate Jared Horstman pulled down six rebounds.
Bluffton men defeated
LEXINGTON -- The 28-point effort by Josh Fisher was not enough as Bluffton University fell 81-74 to Transylvania University on Saturday in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men's basketball play.
Fisher added five rebounds for Bluffton (11-14, 7-11 HCAC). Will Pope scored 20 points with a team-high seven rebounds while Dustin Kinn contributed 14 points.
Transylvania (19-6, 14-4) had a balanced scoring attack paced by Ethan Spurling, who dropped 18 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and dished five assists. Barrett Myer scored 14 points while Brandon Rash scored 12 points with five blocks and three steals. Tommy Sirkin and Trey Beuttel put up 10 points each.
BU women fall below .500
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Nicole Coffman, Katelyn Smith and Madisen Webb hit 25 of 26 free-throw attempts and combined for 56 points Saturday afternoon as Transylvania University posted a 76-67 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women's basketball victory over Bluffton University.
The victory also assures Transylvania (20-5, 16-2 HCAC) the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament.
Coffman, who went 8 for 8 at the line, finished with 26 points; Smith added 9 of 10 free throws and 16 points; and Webb 8 of 8 from the line en route to 14 points.
Bluffton (12-13, 7-11) got 18 points from Brooke Ruffer with Kaitlyn Pennekamp adding 16. Brenna Kurilec had a team-high eight rebounds.
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