The Carlow men’s basketball team fell short in two tough
River States Conference contests on a weekend road trip Friday and Saturday.
After trailing by three points with 10 minutes remaining,
the Celtics (3-16/2-5/0-1) lost to Ohio Christian, 97-78, in Circleville on
January 13. They also gave No. 11
Indiana University East a scare, cutting the Red Wolves’ lead to single digits
down the stretch, before falling 91-78 on January 14.
Against OCU, Charlie Scharbo (JR/Jefferson Hills, Pa.) poured
in 24 points, grabbed six rebounds and made four blocks. He was one of five
Celtics scoring in double figures. Jacob St. George (SO/Monaca, Pa.) had 14 points,
seven rebounds and seven assists. Miles Sunder (JR/Jeannette, Pa.) had 13
points and seven rebounds, PJ McLaughlin (SR/Irwin, Pa.) had 10 points and nine
rebounds, and Zach Bryan (JR/Irwin, Pa.) scored 11 points.
The Trailblazers controlled the game on the boards,
outrebounding the Celtics, 51-33.
Against IU East, Scharbo scored 24 more points, this time as
part of a double double. He added 10 rebounds, three assists and two blocks. McLaughlin
added 16 points, eight rebounds and three assists. St. George had 14 points,
six steals and four assists.
Carlow outrebounded IU East, 33-24, but the Red Wolves were
hot shooting from two (57.4 percent) and three (53.3 percent). When the Celtics
were forced to foul in the final minutes, the Red Wolves pulled away. They
converted 21 of 21 free throws on the day.
The Celtics next travel to Indiana University Southeast on