Mighty Oaks Beat World HarvestApril 13, 2010 at 4:32 PM
Oakland City, IN - Oakland City played host to the Warriors from World Harvest College Tuesday, January 5, in the Johnson Center. The Warriors entered the game with a record of 8-2 after falling the previous night at Brescia by a mere three points. Oakland City carried a record of 6-6 into the game after having dropped thier previous game at the University of Alabama-Huntsville.
World Harvest opened by scoring the first seven points of the game, and led throughout the entire first half by as many as seven as Oakland City fought to keep the game within reach. After taking a 31-25 lead with just over one minute to play in the half, World Harvest gave up the final three points of the half to take a three point halftime lead at 31-28.
Oakland City came out slow in the first half, but World Harvest missed three of their first four shots of the half as well and allowed the Oaks to take their first lead of the game at 37-36. The Mighty Oaks slowly built on that lead the rest of the half, increasing it to as many as thirteen points at 64-51. World Harvest tried to make a comeback but Oakland City was not to be denied and, thanks to connecting on 8-10 free throws down the stretch, the Mighty Oaks came out on top by a final score of 76-66.
Oakland City improved to 7-6 on the season behind Nate Schumachers ninth double-double of the season. Schumacher had 22 points and 14 rebounds, both game highs, to lead the Oaks, followed by Brandon Hopf's 20 points, Jared Maners's 13 and Josh Wilmes's 10. Josh Maggard scored only five points by dished out a game high eight assists and leading the team in steals with three. World Harvest was led in scoring by Wayne Johnson Jr. who scored 17 points. The Warriors' leading rebounder was Rashad Scott with 8.
Oakland City will face Ohio University-Lancaster Saturday, January 9, in the Johnson Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:00 pm. Peggy's Gymnastics and Dance will be perfoming at halftime.