Saturday, December 11, 2010

#2 Oilers Pull Away From Cardinals In 2nd Half

The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked second in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, went on the road to defeat Saginaw Valley State University by a score of 76-58 on Saturday, December 11 in University Center, Michigan. The win gives the Oilers an 8-0 record on the season with a 2-0 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).

The Oilers, who found themselves down 33-32 at the break, were clinging to a 45-44 lead with 13:32 remaining when they exploded for a 20-4 run to break the game open. The run was fueled by 11 points from freshman forward Greg Kahlig, who finished the game with a season-high tying 15 points.

Senior guard Nathan Hyde added 14 points while junior guard Kyle Caiola and sophomore guard Aaron Robinson reached double figures as well with 13 and ten points, respectively.

Robinson also tallied seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks while Caiola snatched four rebounds to go along with a pair of steals.

Sophomore forward Brad Piehl also had a solid game in the win, contributing seven points and eight rebounds.

As a team, the Oilers shot 47.4 percent (27-of-57) from the floor and held the Cardinals to a mere 29.3 percent (17-of-58) of their field goal attempts.

The Oilers also out-rebounded the Cardinals 41-33 in the win.

Michael Fugate led the Cardinals after scoring a game-high 27 points.

The Oilers will be back in action again on December 16 when they travel to Tiffin, Ohio to face Tiffin University at 6 pm.

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