Bulldogs Hold On for 67-65 Win Over Host Baldwin Wallace on Day One of BW Holiday Invitational

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

Berea, Ohio - DaVonte Harris and Justin Webster each scored 22 points to lead the Bulldogs to a 67-65 victory over host Baldwin Wallace one day one of the Baldwin Wallace Holiday Invitational.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Adrian 67, Baldwin Wallace 65

Location: Berea, Ohio (Ursprung Gymnasium)

Records: Adrian (5-5), Baldwin Wallace (6-4)

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Half: Adrian 35, Baldwin Wallace 28

Daton Aaron hit a layup to tie the game, 7-7, with 14:55 remaining in the first half. The layup started a 29-9 run for the Bulldogs that lasted 10:09 and saw Adrian lead 30-16, the largest lead of the game, with 4:46 left to play in the first half.

• The Yellow Jackets were able to cut the lead to single digits heading into the locker room at halftime, 35-28 Adrian.

DaVonte Harris led both teams in scoring with 12 points for the first half, shooting 4-9 (49%) from the floor, 2-3 (66.7%) from behind the arc and 2-2 (100%) from the free throw line.

Adrian Shooting

FG: 12-28 (42.8%)

3PT: 2-3 (66.7%)

FT: 7-9 (77.8%)

Baldwin Wallace Shooting

FG: 12-36 (33.3%)

3PT: 4-11 (36.4%)

FT: 0-0 (0%)

Second Half: Adrian 67, Baldwin Wallace 65

• Baldwin Wallace would chip away at the Adrian lead in the second half. The Yellow Jackets would take the lead, 53-51 on a Zack Brandy three-point jumper with just 6:20 left to play. Adrian's Justin Webster would respond with a jump shot to tie the game at 53 with just over six minutes remaining.

• With just 2:19 remaining in the game, Baldwin Wallace was leading 63-60 before the Webster made a layup despite being fouled and completing the and-one to tie the game at 63.

• Cam Kuhn would make two free throws to give the Yellow Jackets a two-point lead, 65-63 with 1:44 left in the game.

Isiah Crofford made a layup to tie the game before Harris made a jumper for the lead, 67-65, with just one-second remaining.

• Jake Fetherolf shot a desperation, three-point jumper at the buzzer that missed, ending the game.

Adrian Shooting

FG: 24-50 (48%)

3PT: 4-7 (57.1%)

FT: 9-12 (75%)

Baldwin Wallace Shooting

FG: 26-66 (39.4%)

3PT: 10-27 (37%)

FT: 3-5 (60%)

TOP DOGS

Harris and Webster tied for a game-high 22 points. Harris hauled in five rebounds while Webster pulled down seven.

• The Bulldogs outrebounded the Yellow Jackets, 36-32.

THE OPPOSITION

• Cam Kuhn had a team-high 13 points. Alex Nahra and Jake Fetherolf each scored 11.

• Fetherolf and Nahra had a game-high nine rebounds.

• Baldwin Wallace scored 10 points off turnovers and had 14 assists.

UP NEXT

• Adrian will play the winner of the Rose Hulman/Medaille (N.Y.) College game for the Baldwin Wallace Holiday Invitational Championship. The game is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off. 

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