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Lawrence Parsons had a team-high 15 points against Asbury University on Friday
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Asbury University
Ohio Christian University
Men's Basketball - Sat, Dec. 7, 2013
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Ohio Chrisitan University 5-7392968
Asbury (Ky.) 6-2354378
Dec. 6, 2013
Wilmore, KY
Attendance: 172
Ohio Chrisitan UniversityIndv. LeadersAsbury (Ky.)
#44 Lawrence Parsons - 15Points #23 Kyle Lamb - 22
#24 Wesley Russell - 8Rebounds #11 Lee'Vaughn Morris - 11
#24 Wesley Russell - 7Assists #11 Lee'Vaughn Morris - 6
Ohio Chrisitan UniversityTeam StatisticsAsbury (Ky.)
38.6% (22 - 57) Field Goals % 50.9% (29 - 57)
40% (8 - 20) 3 Point Field Goals % 7.1% (1 - 14)
80% (16 - 20) Free Throws 63.3% (19 - 30)
35Rebounds 39
11Assists 17
20Turnovers 21
132nd Chance Pts 8

WILMORE, KY - The OCU Trailblazers were unable to hold on to a first half lead on Friday night as they came up short to Asbury University by a score of 78-68.

Ohio Christian played even with Asbury for the first 6 minutes as Wesley Russell scored on a jump shot, knotting up the score at 10-10 at the 13:51 mark in the first half.  The Blazers then put together a 7-2 run over the next two minutes, capped off by an Ernie McCoy three pointer, to take a 17-12 lead.

The Trailblazers extended their first half lead to double digits on a jumper in the lane by Evin Bartlett with 4:52 remaining in the first half.  The basket gave OCU a 35-25 advantage, which would be OCU's largest lead of the game.  Asbury rallied in the final minutes of the first half, going on a 10-4 run to trim the OCU lead.  The Blazers headed into halftime with a four point lead with the score at 39-35.

Asbury evened things up just two minutes into the second half, scoring the first two baskets to tie the game at 39-39.  Asbury then stole the momentum midway through the second half, taking a 59-49 lead at the 10:49 mark on a layup by Kyle Lamb.

Ohio Christian fought back with a 12-4 run over the next 3 minutes to get within two points with 7:22 remaining.  A pair of free throws and two baskets by Lawrence Parsons cut into the Asbury lead as OCU trailed 63-61. A pair of Wesley Russell free throws with 4:59 remaining once again put OCU within arms reach of Asbury with the Blazers trailing 65-63.  

Trailing by five, OCU hit two of four free throws and used a Parsons field goal in the final 2:28 to get within three points at 67-70.  The Blazers were forced to foul down the stretch and Asbury closed out the game at the charity stripe to seal the win.

OCU was led by Lawrence Parsons with a team-high 15 points and 6 rebounds.  Evin Bartlett added 12 point on 4 of 5 shooting.  Danny Schrock went for 11 points on 3 of 5 shooting from downtown.  Wesley Russell added 8 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists for Ohio Christian.  Christian Mathias went for a season-high 5 points off of the bench.

The Blazers are back in action on Saturday at 2:00 PM when they close out their Asbury Tournament weekend with a game against the Union College Bulldogs.

 
 
 
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