BLUFFTON — Bluffton University fought off Transylvania University for a 63-52 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference win Saturday at the Sommer Center.
Bluffton improved to 13-4 overall and 7-3 in the HCAC, while Transylvania fell to 10-7 (7-3 HCAC).
Jameel Cosby had a game-high 17 points for Bluffton on 5-of-10 shooting from the field and 1-of-1 from behind the arc. He also came down with five rebounds. Isaiah Taylor netted 16 and Bath graduate Andrew Renner contributed seven rebounds, four steals and three assists.
ADRIAN, Mich. — Due to inclement weather, the UNOH men’s and women’s basketball games at Siena Heights on Saturday were postponed until today with the men’s game set for 2 p.m. and the women’s game at 4 p.m.
Transylvania 75, Bluffton 67
BLUFFTON — Bluffton University fell to 6-11 on the season (4-6 HCAC), while Transylvania improved to 15-2 and 9-1 in the conference.
TJ Mills led the Beavers with 16 points. LJ Olverson scored 14 and Brianna Gillig added 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds and four assists. Bluffton grad Abbie Parkins pulled down six rebounds also for the Beavers.
ONU goes 0-2
ADA — No. 12-ranked senior Clayton Davidson (174 pounds) and sophomore Cash Thompson (184) each went 2-0 to lead Ohio Northern in dual meet losses to John Carroll (30-8) and No. 7-ranked Mount Union (34-13) at the Ohio Athletic Conference Duals at the DeCarlo Varsity Center.
The Polar Bears fall to 6-8 overall and are 1-4 in the OAC, while the Blue Streaks improve to 8-3 (3-2 OAC) and the Purple Raiders move to 16-3 (5-0 OAC).
Women’s track & field
TIFFIN — Ohio Northern’s Maggie Krause (pole vault), Avery Ewing (mile) and Megan Wright (3k) all won events Friday night at the Heminger Center.
The Bluffton distance medley relay team of Jennifer Matteson, Tami Groff, Bailie Barrington (Waynesfield-Goshen) and Alexis Cash took home a victory after 4,000 meters of racing. Barrington was also first in the 800 meter run.
Men’s track & field
TIFFIN — Ohio Northern’s Sam Krabacher finished first in the mile run at the Heminger Center.
Connor Gulick led Bluffton with a third overall in the 800-meter run.
ONU 133, Baldwin Wallace 101
ADA — Ohio Northern claimed nine event titles Friday evening at the ONU Sports Center Natatorium to retain the Golden Kickboard trophy for the 13th consecutive season.
With the victory, the Polar Bears move to 4-2 overall and 3-1 against the OAC circuit. Meanwhile, the Yellow Jackets fall to 4-5 overall and drop to 1-2 in league action.
Senior Kierra Watson, Marissa Taylor, and freshman Megan Lubinski each registered multiple victories to lead the Polar Bears.
ONU 160, Baldwin Wallace 75
ADA — Ohio Northern claimed 10 titles in 13 contested events Friday evening, at the ONU Sports Center Natatorium to clinch their 12th straight meeting in the annual Golden Kickboard series.
With the victory, Northern improves to 4-2 overall and to 3-1 in league action this season. Meanwhile, the Yellow Jackets dip to 3-6 overall and 1-2 against the OAC loop.
Senior Pete He, Nolan Huey and sophomore Zach Ayres each won multiple event titles for ONU.
Many of the sports events involving Lima area teams that were called off Saturday due to the inclement weather have been rescheduled including:
• The Ottawa-Glandorf at Lima Senior freshman, JV and varsity games have been postponed until Feb. 12.
• The Ada at Hardin Northern JV and varsity games have been postponed until Feb. 21.
• The Temple Christian at Miller City JV and varsity games have been postponed until Jan. 29.
• The Antwerp at Lincolnview JV and varsity games have been postponed until Feb. 11 with the JV game scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
• The Ayersville at Paulding JV and varsity games have been postponed until Jan. 29 with the JV game scheduled to start at 6 p.m.
• The New Bremen at Troy Christian JV and varsity games have been postponed until Feb. 12 with the JV game scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
• The St. Henry at Ansonia JV and varsity games have been postponed until Feb. 11 with the JV game scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
• Pandora-Gilboa at Bluffton varsity game has been postponed until 7 p.m. Feb. 12.
Reach The Lima News sports department at 567-242-0451.