Elliott, Tate lead Racers past Lawrence Tech

Staff and wire reports

January 25, 2014

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — University of Northwestern Ohio’s Johnny Elliott tossed in 22 points and Derrick Tate added 20 in the Racers’ 74-52 victory over Lawrence Tech on Saturday at Southfield, Mich.

The Racers stand 14-6. Lawrence Tech is 4-17.

Elliott also had six rebounds and three assists. Tate pulled down seven rebounds and also hit two 3-pointers. Jon Slagle added 10 points for the Racers. Austin Hintz had eight points and two 3-pointers. Ed Jenkins has six points and four steals.

The Racers won the boards, 35-25. ONU shot 45 percent from the field and was 6 of 14 on 3-pointers. Lawrence Tech hit 48 percent and was 5 of 12 on 3-pointers. A big difference came at the foul line, with UNOH hitting 10 of 13, while Lawrence hit 5 of 15.

Jake Mullin led Lawrence with 14 points and was 4 of 6 on 3-pointers.

The Racers led 41-26 at the half.

Anderson 78, Bluffton 71

BLUFFTON — Anderson’s Max Mollaun and Scott Schwieterman both scored 20 points in Anderson’s win over Bluffton at the Sommer Center.

Billy Taflinger (Lima Central Catholic) led Bluffton with 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Thayne Recker and Will Pope both had 14 points. Pope also had nine rebounds. Ryan Ebbeskotte (Delphos Jefferson) had nine point.

Bluffton is 6-11, 2-8 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Anderson is 4-13, 4-6 in the HCAC.

Bluffton won the boards, 31-30.

Anderson shot 58 percent from the field and 10 of 13 on 3-pointers. Mollaun and Nathaniel Acree (14 points) were both 4 of 5 on 3-pointers. Bluffton shot 43 percent from the field.

Providence 81,

Xavier 72

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Bryce Cotton finished with 25 points and LaDontae Henton had 23 points and 11 rebounds as Providence (15-5, 5-2 Big East) held off Xavier (15-5, 5-2).

Rhode Island 88

Dayton 76

KINGSTON, R.I. - Xavier Munford scored 27 points and Rhode Island (11-10, 2-4 Atlantic 10) shot 62.5 percent from the field to defeat Dayton (13-7, 1-4).

Miami (Ohio) 70,

Bowling Green 65

BOWLING GREEN - Willie Moore and Will Sullivan scored 16 points apiece as Miami (Ohio) (8-9, 4-2 Mid-American) beat Bowling Green (9-10, 3-3).