Lima, OH – Great ball movement and some real team jelling lead to 6 different Barons Men scoring in double digits. That, along with good aggressive defense lead to a game that the Barons controlled for the majority of the evening in route to the Barons triumph over the Wright State University Lake Campus Lakers 89 to 74 Wednesday night at The Hangar in Cook Hall on Lima Campus.
It was a back and forth game early until the Barons found the hot hand of Bentley Cooks (Lima Perry). Cooks quickly knocked down three shots from beyond the 3 point arc, helping the Barons pull out to a 43 to 27 lead at the half.
Early in the 2nd half the Barons really turned it on stretching the lead to their biggest margin of 26 points at 64 to 38 with 13:40 remaining. WSUL was not going away quietly however, in fact they scored 23 of the next 29 points in the game to close the gap to a 9 point lead for the Barons with 6:30 left in the game. Coach Dave Koverman at that time called a time out, and pulled the guys together to assure the run by WSUL was halted, and that it was. The Barons went on to win it big thanks in large part to excellent free throw shooting. Daniel Dray (Cory Rawson) was 6 for 6 from the line, and had 14 points on the day, Cooks was 4 for 4 from the line while adding 15 points on the day, and Jordan Swift (Shawnee) was 5 for 7 from the charity stripe and added 13 points on the day as well.
Other key contributors were Justin Mayer (Shawnee) with 12 points, DJ Evans (Lima Central Catholic) with 12 points, and Brent Cook (Spencerville) added 13 points.
Next up for the Barons is ORCC foe OU Lancaster on Saturday, Dec. 10th, here at The Hangar in Cook Hall, tip off is set for 3pm. However, the action starts early on Saturday with the Barons Women taking on OU Lancaster as well, tip off for the Women is set for 1pm.
Come out and support the Barons! Admission is free for all OSU and Rhodes State students.