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OCU Beats Temple Baptist For Sixth Straight Victory

April 13, 2010 at 4:37 PM

Oakland City, IN - Oakland City scored over one hundred points for only the fourth time this season as they continue their winning ways by beating an athletic Temple Baptist College Rams team Saturday, January 23, in the Johnson Center.

Both teams began the game shooting over sixty percent in the first ten minutes, but it was the home team that held the lead at 30-24 with ten minutes to play in the half. Temple Baptist cut the lead to three at 37-34 before Oakland City responded by going on a 10-1 run to open up their largest lead of the half at 47-35. The Rams were able to keep the rest of the half close, cutting the lead to nine at 56-47.

In the second half, the Rams shooting cooled off, dropping from 54.5% in the first half to 31.1% in the second. The Might Oaks, however, were able to increase their shooting percentage from 52.4% in the first half to an even 60% in the second half. The Oaks scored the first two baskets of the second half, but the Rams responded by trimming the lead to five points at 64-59. Oakland City responded by going on a 14-4 run to take a 15 point lead at 78-63 with just over nine minutes to play. Temple Baptist was never able to get back into the game, and the Oaks continued to increase their lead, winning by 23 points, their largest lead of the game, at 103-80.

Leading the way for the Oaks was Jared Maners who connected on 11-17 field goal attempts to score a game high 26 points. Brandon Hopf added 18 points, followed by Nate Schumacher and Josh Maggard with 13 points each. Maggard dished out a game high 6 assists and Scumacher pulled down a game high 16 rebounds. Jeremiah Mitchell scored 12 points for the Oaks coming off the bench. Josh Wilmes nearly tallied a double-double, pulling down 10 rebounds and scoring 9 pionts. The Rams were led in scoring by Peter Jackson with 21 points. Eric Head scored 13 points while grabbing a team leading 11 rebounds.

The Might Oaks return to action Wednesday, January 27, as the travel to face St. Louis College of Pharmacy in St. Louis, Missouri. The game is scheduled to tip off at 7:00 pm.

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