December 8, 2014

Wolverines fall at Oberlin

OBERLIN, Ohio -- The Grove City College men's basketball team shot just 30 percent from the field and committed a season-high 24 turnovers en route to a 77-50 loss at Oberlin in non-conference action on Monday night at Philips Gym.

Senior guard Mitch Marmelstein (San Juan Capistrano, Calif./St. Margaret's) led the Wolverines (4-4) with 15 points while junior guard Joe Vermilya (Sylvania, Ohio/Southview) and freshman post Scott McSweeney (Brighton, Mich./Franklin Road Christian) came off the bench to score season-highs of 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Oberlin (4-3) would score the game's first 12 points before a Vermilya got Grove City on the board with a three at the 12:05 mark. The Yeomen would take a 40-17 lead into halftime and led by as much as 30 in the second half in the win.

Randy Ollie and Austin Little each had 14 points to lead Oberlin while Jack Poyle added 13 and Ian Campbell 12. The Yeomen assisted on 22 of their 25 field goal attempts.

Senior guard J.T. Schwartz (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shaler) dished a game-high six assists for the Wolverines. Grove City assisted on 16 of its 17 field goal attempts but shot just 17-56 from the floor.

Grove City will have three weeks away from competition due to final examinations and Christmas break. The Wolverines will face Hiram on Monday, December 29 at 2 p.m. in the opening round of the McDonald's of Bluffton Holiday Tournament. Grove City will then play either host Bluffton or Ohio-State Lima the following day.

Box Score

GROVE CITY'S 1,000-POINT CLUB

1-Jeff Claypool (1965-69)            2,234
2-Bob Crow (1979-83)                 1,450
3-Joe Buckley (1985-89)              1,413
4-John Cochran (1966-70)             1,352
5-Tanner Prosser (1999-2003)         1,263
6-Mark Timko (1991-94)               1,255
7-Fred Schwab (1970-74)              1,215
8-Deron Ryan (1984-88)               1,205
9-Tim Mokma (1987-91)                1,197
10-Bill Fox (1975-79)                1,192
11-Tom Robinson (1957-62)            1,181
12-Mark Smith (1979-83)              1,171
13-Andy O'Keefe (2006-10             1,164
14-Jim Wherley (1993-97)             1,162
15-Bart Niemeyer (1958-62)           1,145
16-Shawn Carr (2004-08)              1,121
17-Brett Matson (2008-12)            1,108
18-MITCH MARMELSTEIN (2011-Pres.)    1,102
19-Benjamin Davis (1990-94)          1,094
20-Ryan Gibson (2005-09)             1,079
21-Dave Marovich (1962-65)           1,072
22-Ron Arrington (1962-66)           1,069
23-Ryan Eller (2001-05)              1,068
24-Mike Donahoe (1975-79)            1,051
25-Dan Von Handorf (1992-96)         1,029
26-Dutch Leonard (1955-59)           1,013

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