Bobcats drop 77-69 non-conference game to OVU

Dusan Vicentic (42) of the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats puts in two points in the pain over an Ohio Valley defender during the second half of their non-conference contest Tuesday evening at Rockefeller Center. Vicentic scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds in the ‘Cats 77-69 setback.

BUCKHANNON – For whatever reason this seasons, the Ohio Valley Fighting Scots have had the number of the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats this season.

The ‘Cats dropped a 77-69 decision to the Fighting Scots Tuesday night in non-conference action at Rockefeller Center.

This comes on the heels of a 72-58 loss to Ohio Valley back on Nov. 15 in Vienna.

The Bobcats never led in the contest.

A Fred Brondsted 3-pointer made it a 6-5 game and a trey by Dedan Williams kept the Bobcats behind by one, at 9-8, with 14:01 showing on the first-half clock.

Ohio Valley controlled the next five minutes of the game going on a 15-5 run to take a 24-13 lead.

They pushed the lead to 12, at 37-25, with 3:51 left in the half but the ‘Cats whittled the lead down to eight at the half, at 45-37.

Wesleyan started the second half on fire with a 7-0 run.

Dusan Vicentic made two free throws, Clay Todd downed a jumper and then came back with a 3-pointer during the run as Wesleyan trimmed the lead to 45-44.

Ohio Valley answered with an 11-5 run to take a 56-49 advantage with 14:19 left in the game.

Brondsted nailed a trey to make it a 56-52 game but the Fighting Scots scored five straight to push their lead back to nine, at 61-52.

A trey by Edward Flohr brought the Bobcats to within five with 1:18 left, at 74-69, but Ohio Valley scored the final three points of the game.

Wesleyan shot just 36.8 percent during the game.

Todd led the offense with 20 points while Brondsted tallied 14 and Flohr and Vicentic each had 10.

Ohio Valley was led by Dylan Harrison who scored 21 points and Ty Dobson who had 15.

Ohio Valley improved to 5-4 overall.

The ‘Cats dropped to 4-7 overall.

Wesleyan will now be idle until Monday, Dec. 31 when they entertain Alderson Broaddus at 2:30 p.m.

The boxscore:

Ohio Valley                        45  32 – 77

West Virginia Wesleyan  37  32 – 69

Ohio Valley 77

Dylan Harrison 8-12 0-0 21, Ty Dobson 4-7 3-3 15, Christian Alley 4-7 2-2 10, Kenneth Miller 1-5 3-4 5, Samuel Vanadia 1-3 0-0 2, David Adeyemo 4-10 4-4 12, Randall Hixson 1-1 3-3 5, Parker Black 1-4 2-2 4, Kavon Swoope 1-2 0-0 3, Cole Plants 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-51 17-18 77.

West Virginia Wesleyan 69

Clay Todd 8-19 2-2 20, Fred Brondsted 5-8 0-0 14, Edward Flohr 4-9 1-1 10, Adam Horton 0- 0-0 0, Jalen Melvin 0-2 0-0 0, Dusan Vicentic 3-15 3-4 10, Marcus Larsson 3-5 0-0 8, Dedan Williams 2-2 0-0 5, Luka Petrovic 0-4 2-2 2, Braden McGrew 0-1 0-0 0, Ross Young 0-0 0-0. Totals 25-68 8-9 69.

Three-point field goals – Ohio Valley: Harrison 5-9, Dobson 4-7, Swoope 1-2, Miller 0-2, Alley 0-1, Black 0-1. Totals 10-22; West Virginia Wesleyan: Brondsted 4-7, Larsson 2-4, Todd 2-10, Williams 1-1, Vicentic 1-3, Flohr 1-4, Melvin 0-1, Petrovic 0-1, McGrew 0-1, Horton 0-2. Totals 11-34.

Rebounds – Ohio Valley: Miller 7, Adeyemo 7, Alley 6, Black 4, Vanadia 2, team 2, Dobson 1, Hixson 1, Swoope 1, Plants 1. Totals 38; West Virginia Wesleyan: Flohr 6, Vicentic 6, Brondsted 3, Horton 3, Larsson 3, Petrovic 3, Todd 2, Melvin 2, Williams 2, team 2, Young 1. Totals 33.

Assists – Dobson 3, Black 3, Alley 2, Miller 2, Vanadia 2, Harrison 1, Adeyemo 1, Hixson 1. Totals 15; West Virginia Wesleyan: Petrovic 5, Brondsted 3, Flohr 3, Todd 2, Vicentic 2, Melvin 1. Totals 16.

Steals – Ohio Valley: Alley 4, Dobson 2, Harrison 1, Miller 1. Totals 8; West Virginia Wesleyan: Petrovic 4, Todd 3, Horton 1, Vicentic 1, Larsson 1, McGrew 1. Totals 11.

Blocks – Ohio Valley: Adeyemo 2. Totals 2; West Virginia Wesleyan: None.

Personal fouls – Ohio Valley: 8; West Virginia Wesleyan: 16.

Turnovers – Ohio Valley: 20; West Virginia Wesleyan: 14.


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