Men’s basketball team wins at Carthage, 78-72

Men’s basketball team wins at Carthage, 78-72

KENOSHA, Wis. – A 12-3 run late in the first half helped the Olivet College men's basketball team defeat Carthage (Wis.) College in a non-conference contest this evening at Tarble Arena in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Final Score:
Olivet 78, Carthage 72
Location: Tarble Arena; Kenosha, Wis.
Records: Carthage 3-3 overall, Olivet 2-3 overall

  • Neither team led by more than three points in the first five minutes of the game. The Red Men took a 14-8 lead at the 14:26 mark. The Comets responded with a 7-0 run to take a 15-14 lead. The teams traded baskets to create an 18-18 tie with 7:25 left before halftime. Olivet then went on a 12-3 run to gain its largest lead of the game, 30-21, at the 4:04 mark. Carthage fought back with a 14-7 spurt to trim its deficit to two points before two Comet three-pointers made the score 43-35 at halftime.                                                                     
  • Olivet held the lead for the entire second half. The closest the Red Men would get was five points with 26.6 seconds left in the game.

  • For the game, Olivet made 30 total baskets, including 11 from behind the arc, and 7-of-10 free throws. The Comets out-rebounded the Red Men, 45-24.
  • Junior Trevor Manuel finished with a team-high 19 points, nine rebounds and two blocks.
  • Senior Tracy Edmond had 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.
  • Senior Dee Roberts scored 12 points, including 10 in the first half.

  • Kienan Baltimore led all players with 22 points.
  • Preston Laketa had 17 points.
  • Jordon Kedrowski scored 13 points.
  • Sean Johnson pulled down a team-high eight rebounds.

  • Olivet is idle until Saturday, Dec. 8, when it travels to play Wheaton (Ill.) College. Tip-off at King Arena is 8 p.m. EST.