CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN —Ahmoni Jones scored a career-high 33 factors, and Vinny Buccilla added a career-best 20 factors, however the Wabash males’s basketball staff fell to the Marietta Pioneers 89-81 in additional time at residence Friday within the opening day finale of the 2022 Nice Lakes Invitational.
Wabash (3-1) held a 34-27 halftime lead thanks, partially, to a late 5-0 run culminating in a bucket from Champ McCorkle, to extend its result in the most important of the sport at 34-24 with 1:09 remaining within the opening interval. The Little Giants held a six-point lead at 41-35 on a jumper from Jones with 16:52 remaining within the second interval earlier than icing up from the sector. Wabash went scoreless from the sector for the following 9 minutes. Marietta (2-1) took benefit of the scoring drought and took a 55-lead with 8:21 left on the second-period clock earlier than Avery Beaver related on a three-pointer to chop the result in three factors. Jones added one other long-range shot with 6:51 left in regulation to attract Wabash to tie the sport at 55-55.
Beaver answered a bucket by the Pioneers with one other three-pointer to stay even at 58-58. The groups traded baskets over the following six minutes earlier than Marietta took a two-point lead with 31 seconds left in regulation on a putback basket by Sahmi Willoughby. The Little Giants responded with Sam Comer scoring the game-tying hoop on a driving layup from the proper aspect to tie the sport at 75-75 and power an additional time interval.
Wabash took a two-point lead within the further session on a pair of free throws by Buccilla. Marietta got here again with eight straight factors to leap in entrance 83-77. Comer ended the scoring run with a basket with 2:04 left in additional time. One other 6-0 run within the closing minutes of OT gave the Pioneers their largest lead of the sport at 10 factors earlier than a ultimate basket by Comer supplied the eight-point distinction.
» Wabash discovered success from three-point land, pulling down 12 treys within the sport.
» Jones, Buccilla, and Beaver mixed to account for 77 % of the Little Giants factors.
» Wabash obtained a team-high eight rebounds from Vinny Buccilla. Jones tacked on seven rebounds. Comer additionally helped out with six factors and 5 assists.
»The Wabash offense was robust from downtown, pouring in 12 threes on 31 makes an attempt. Jones hit 5 triples for the Little Giants within the contest.
» Wabash completed the sport capturing 25-of-59 from the sector for 42.4 %. Marietta shot 33-of-71 for 46.5 %. The Little Giants shot 19-of-24 from the free throw line, whereas Marietta went 18-of-27. The Pioneers held the rebounding edge 42-35.
» 5 Marietta gamers scored in double figures, led by 18 factors from David Sanford.
»Wabash performs Maryville within the final sport of the 2022 Nice Lakes Invitational Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. Maryville misplaced to Keene State 78-69 Friday night.
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