Men’s basketball team drops 103-68 decision at Carthage

Eric Ewing
Eric Ewing

KENOSHA, Wis. – The Olivet College men's basketball team dropped a 103-68 decision to the host Big Red in the first day of the Carthage (Wis.) College Classic at Tarble Arena in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

THE BASICS
Final Score:
Carthage 103, Olivet 68
Location: Tarble Arena; Kenosha, Wis.
Records: Carthage 1-0 overall, Olivet 0-2 overall

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Big Red raced out to a 12-point lead, 20-8, in the first seven minutes and 20 seconds of the game.
  • The Comets used an 8-2 run to cut their deficit in half, 22-16, at the midpoint of the first half.
  • Carthage responded with a 15-0 scoring spurt over the next six minutes to push its lead to 21 points, 37-16.
  • The closest Olivet would get for the rest of the game would be 20 points twice in the early stages of the second half.

FOR THE COMETS

  • Senior Eric Ewing scored a team-high 22 points on 8-of-7 shooting, with three baskets from behind the arc, and 3-of-3 free throws.
  • Junior P.J. Trammell joined him in double figures with 10 points.
  • Senior R.J. Haas grabbed a team-best six rebounds.

FOR THE BIG RED                               

  • Drew Joiner provided a spark off the bench with a game-high 24 points.
  • Four starters scored in double figures led by Jordan Thomas' 19 points. The others were Mike Stevenson, 18; Brad Kruse, 16; and Brad Perry, 11.
  • Perry also pulled down a game-best eight rebounds.

UP NEXT

  • Olivet plays Robert Morris University-Peoria (Ill.) University tomorrow at 5 p.m.