UF sports: Men’s basketball sets records in 131-72 win

CEDARVILLE — The University of Findlay men’s basketball team rebounded well after its first loss of the season on Friday by blitzing Miami-Hamilton 131-72 in a record-setting performance at the Cedarville Don Callan Classic on Saturday.
The Oilers, who are ranked No. 20 in the nation, improved to 4-1 while setting school records with 53 field goals and 37 assists.
UF’s 131 points just missed the team-record of 137 set in the 1953-54 season against Cedarville and was matched in 2001 against the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Anthony Masterlasco, a freshman from Liberty-Benton, racked up a pair of team highs which included 29 points in 25 minutes of play off the bench. Masterlasco added eight rebounds and two assists while converting 13 of 14 field goal attempts (92.9 percent). His only miss was from beyond the 3-point arc.
Martyce Kimbrough added to the shellacking by pouring in his season high with 22 points on 9 of 15 shooting.
Four others tallied double figures — Taren Sullivan 15, Aaron Overhiser 14, Brady Wildermuth 12 and Matt Ashley 11. The Oilers jumped out to a 32-7 lead midway through the first half and settled on a 70-38 halftime lead.
Trey Smith had a double-double of 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
Jaylen Payne was the Harriers’ (0-6) most impactful player scoring 18 points off the bench, which included 5 of 6 from deep. The rest of the Miami-Hamilton squad was just 2 of 14 from the 3-point line.
Findlay goes on the road to play Ferris State at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Oilers topped the Bulldogs, a former Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe, twice last season, 81-77 in overtime and 68-63 in a Midwest Regional semifinal.

Miami-Hamilton (0-6)
Payne 6-13 1-2 18, Blanton 5-10 2-2 12, Edwards 4-5 0-2 8, Taylor 3-4 0-0 7, Collins 2-9 3-4 7, Hill 2-2 2-2 6, Burnside 2-5 1-2 5, Frost 1-4 0-0 3, Yisrael 1-3 0-0 2, Walker 0-3 2-2 2, Price 1-6 0-2 2, Hunter 0-2 0-0 0, Daniels 0-3 0-0 0. TOTALS: 27-69 11-18 — 72.
findlay (4-1)
Masterlasco 13-14 3-5 29, Kimbrough 9-15 1-2 22, Sullivan 6-9 2-3 15, Overhiser 5-7 4-4 14, Wildermuth 4-9 4-5 12, Ashley 4-8 0-1 11, Schmock 4-9 0-0 8, C. Linder 3-5 0-0 8, Smith 2-4 0-0 5, White 2-3 0-0 4, Kahlig 1-3 0-0 3, Garverick 0-2 0-0 0. TOTALS: 53-88 14-20 — 131.
HALFTIME: Findlay, 70-38.
3-Point GOALS: Miami-Hamilton 7-20 (Payne 5-6, Taylor 1-2, Frost 1-3, Collins 0-2, Burnside 0-2, Price 0-3, Blanton 0-1, Yisrael 0-1; Findlay 11-26 (Kimbrough 3-8, Ashley 3-5, C. Linder 2-4, Sullivan 1-1, Smith 1-1, Kahlig 1-2, Masterlasco 0-1, Schmock 0-4).
rebounds: Miami-Hamilton 29 (Edwards 5); Findlay 54 (Smith 10, Masterlasco 8). ASSISTS: Miami-Hamilton 7 (Burnside 3); Findlay 37 (Smith 10, Schmock 7). STEALS: Miami-Hamilton 3 (Payne 2); Findlay 12 (Smith 3). BLOCKS: Miami-Hamilton 1; Findlay 6 (White 2). TURNOVERS: Miami-Hamilton 18, Findlay 6. TOTAL FOULS: Miami-Hamilton 15, Findlay 17. FOULED OUT: None.

Volleyball falls in GMAC final
HILLSDALE, Mich. — On Sept. 12, an early-season Tuesday, Hillsdale’s volleyball team lost to the University of Findlay. It lost again that Friday.
Since those back-to-back setbacks among the season’s first 10 matches, the Chargers have rattled off 21 consecutive wins including Saturday’s 22-25, 25-14, 25-17, 26-24 victory over the Oilers in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference championship at Hillsdale.
Hillsdale improved to 28-3. The Oilers, who split with Hillsdale in the two previous matches this season, fell to 27-6.
UF has lost just twice since Oct. 14, both times to Hillsdale.
The Oilers, who were ranked sixth in the Midwest Region entering the week, will need to finish among the top eight regional teams to secure an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. The selection show begins at 7:30 p.m. today.
Amanda Winner and Izzy Murphy led the Oilers with 11 kills apiece. Molly Hammersmith chipped in 10 kills, while New Riegel grad Kara Scherger led the way with 15 digs.

Women’s basketball wins
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Haley Horstman’s 16 points led four University of Findlay double-digit scorers as the Oilers’ women’s basketball team knocked off Division I Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne 75-55 in a nonleague game Saturday at Fort Wayne.
The win was Findlay’s first over an NCAA Division I opponent since the 1994-95 season when it defeated IUPU-Indianapolis 81-59.
Ottawa-Glandorf graduate Elissa Ellerbrock added 13 points, including 6 of 6 from the free-throw line, while Anna Hintz (six rebounds) and Lynsey Englebrecht both scored 12 points for the Oilers (3-1). Jenna Stegmaier had six points, six rebounds and five assists.
The Oilers led 16-15 after the first quarter, but outscored Fort Wayne (1-3) 43-23 over the next two periods to take control. Findlay shot 53 percent (27 of 51) from the floor and 78 percent (14 of 18) from the line.
Jaelencia Williams’ 12 points and 10 by Anna Lappenkuper led Fort Wayne, which shot just 35 percent (18 of 51) from the floor.

FINDLAY (3-1)
Hintz 6-8 0-0 12, Horstman 7-13 0-0 16, Englebrecht 4-9 0-0 12, Ellerbrock 3-6 6-6 13, Stegmaier 3-6 0-0 6, Hinton 0-1 0-0 0, Molnar 0-0 1-2 1, Mercer 0-0 0-0 0, Thobe 0-1 1-2 1, Stolly 0-0 2-2 2, Fricke 1-2 0-0 2, Seger 1-1 0-0 2, Ruth 0-0 0-0 0, Puthoff 2-4 4-6 8. TOTALS: 27-51 14-18 — 75.
FORT WAYNE (1-3)
Repp 2-12, 0-0 6, J. Williams 6-9 0-0 12, Albrecht 2-4 0-0 4, Lappenkuper 3-6 3-4 10, Young 2-8 3-4 7, McCarver 1-7 4-4 6, Hess 0-2 0-0 0, Tuominen 1-1 3-3 5, Fallis 0-0 3-4 3, D. Williams 1-2 0-0 2. TOTALS: 18-51 16-19 — 55.
HALFTIME: Findlay, 36-25.
3-Point GOALS: Findlay 7-17 (Hintz 0-1, Horstman 2-3, Englebrecht 4-9, Ellerbrock 1-1, Stegmaier 0-3); Fort Wayne 3-20 (Repp 2-12, Albrecht 0-1, Lappenkuper 1-2, Young 0-2, McCarver 0-2, Hess 0-1).
rebounds: Findlay 28 (Hintz & Stegmaier 6); Fort Wayne 29 (Young 8). ASSISTS: Findlay 12 (Stegmaier 5); Fort Wayne 9 (Lappenkuper 3). STEALS: Findlay 10, Fort Wayne 7. BLOCKS: Findlay 0, Fort Wayne 4. TURNOVERS: Findlay 14, Fort Wayne 20. TOTAL FOULS: Findlay 17, Fort Wayne 14. FOULED OUT: None.

Lytle leads Roughnecks
University of Findlay’s Mimmo Lytle won the 285-pound weight bracket with a 5-0 record to lead the Roughnecks on Saturday at the Findlay Open at the Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex.
Lytle reached the finals with an 11-1 major decision over Wheeling Jesuit’s Terrance Fanning. Lytle won the class with a forfeit win over Notre Dame’s (Ohio) Kameron Teacher.
A pair of UF wrestlers finished runner-up in their respective weight classes.
Bradley Metz was 4-1 in the 184-pound division. He reached the finals with a 12-3 major decision over Indianapolis’ Brody Conner, but fell 3-2 to Notre Dame’s Tony Vezzetti.
Devin Rogers (149-pound class) placed second with a 3-1 record after falling to Indianapolis’ Kyle Barkovich 5-3 in the finals.
Armani Robinson was third in the 197-pound class, going 4-1 and topping Gannon’s Ethan Budd 3-1 in the third-place match.
James Wimer (157) was fourth with a 3-2 record, Alonzo Turner (165) was fifth with a 6-1 mark and Nate Vandermeer (174) was fifth after going 5-1.
Ohio Northern University had a trio of top-five finishers. Clayton Davidson placed fourth in the 184-pound class with a 2-2 record, Nate Barcaskey was fifth at 285 at with a 3-2 record and Seth Transue finished fifth at 125 pounds.



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