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Men's Basketball Falls to ONU, 65-62, in Final Seconds

Men's Basketball Falls to ONU, 65-62, in Final Seconds

(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) - The Thomas More men's basketball team fell 65-62 to Ohio Northern in a thriller in the final seconds by a buzzer beater three-pointer. With the loss, the Saints drop to 3-4 on the season while the Polar Bears move to 3-2 overall. 

  • With a slow start to the game, the Saints struck first, taking a 6-4 lead seven-minutes in the first-half.
  • The Saints led by as much as eight in the first-half, going into the locker room up 31-26.
  • ONU came out of halftime with the momentum, taking a six-point lead. 
  • The Saints battled back tying the game with 10-minutes left. 
  • The game would be tied three more times throughout the second half, with a 62-62 tie with seven seconds left in the game. 
  • ONU came out of the time-out to nail the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer. 
  • Three Saints each put up double-digits tonight. 
  • Senior Ralph Stone (Shelbyville, Ky. / Martha Layne Collins), who was named the Jimmy Johns Player of the Game, led the Saints recording the team high 18 points, along with eight rebounds and one block. 
  • Stone went 6-13 from the field and 5-6 from the foul-line. 
  • Ryne Callahan (Morehead, Ky. / Rowan County) recorded 11 points, going 3-4 from three-point range, grabbing four rebounds, and recording two assists. 
  • Brandon Horne (Louisville, Ky. / Male) put up six points, going 2-6 from the field, along with three rebounds, three assists, one block, and one steal. 
  • Garren Bertsch (Alexandria, Ky. / Campbell County) was the third Saint to reach double-digits, recording 10 points, along with two assists, one block, two steals, and four rebounds. 
  • Damion King (Winchester, Ky. / George Rogers Clark) had the team high of six rebounds, along with secen points, two assists and two steals. 
  • Kedan Davis (Newport, Ky. / Newport) shot 1.000 tonight as he went 2-2 from the field and 1-1 from three-point range, totaling five points on the night. 
  • The Saints shot .397 on the night from the field and .667 from the foul-line.

  • The Saints head back out on the road to take on Case Western Reserve at 1 p.m. on Dec. 1.