Wolverines Break Out in Bluffton
BLUFFTON, OH, December 29, 1999--Dan Quinn (Uniontown, OH/Green) scored a career-high 24 points to lead four Wolverines in double figures as Grove City snapped a six-game skid with an 89-81 win over Mount Union in the first round of the McDonald's of Bluffton Tournament in Bluffton, OH.
The Wolverines improved to 2-6 and will play tournament host Bluffton in Thursday's championship game at 8:00 p.m. The Beavers advanced to the title game with an 89-86 win over North Central (IL). Mount Union of the Ohio Athletic Conference dropped to 4-6.
Quinn buried 8 of 10 shots from the floor and hit 8 of 10 from the free-throw line as the Wolverines shot 61% from the field and 76% from the stripe. They came into the game shooting 44% (FG) and 57% (FT).
Damon Finazzo (Erie, PA/McDowell) added 15 points, Shane Meling (Slippery Rock, PA/Slippery Rock) had 11 (9-11 FT) and Chris Kreider (Hummelstown, PA/Lower Dauphin) had 10 points and five assists in his first start as a Wolverine. Dave Pifer (Sarver, PA/Freeport) and Andy Vlajkovich (Canfield, OH/Canfield) drilled a pair of three-pointers and finished with eight points apiece.
Tanner Prosser (Brentwood, PA/Brentwood) grabbed a team-high seven boards.
The Purple Raiders were led by Ron Powers's 27 points, which
included seven threes.
The last time the Wolverines scored 89 points in a game was December 5, 1998 in a 90-54 win over Hilbert.
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