ADA — Ohio Northern University’s men’s basketball team shot 50 percent from the floor and handed Marietta College its first Ohio Athletic Conference loss, 78-73, on Wednesday.
The Polar Bears (7-5, 3-2 OAC) were 29 of 58 shooting, including 11 of 20 (55 percent) from three-point range. ONU outscored Marietta 45-35 in the first half, and held on despite being outscored 38-33 in the second half.
Lucas Pennington had 17 points to lead ONU. Isaiah Roux added 15 points and a team-high five rebounds and seven assists.
Marietta College (9-3, 4-1 OAC) had a big advantage at the free throw line, shooting 27 of 31 (87.1 percent). ONU was 9 of 18 (50 percent).
Luis Garcia had a game-high 18 points for Marietta, and Keith Richardson added 17.
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