Carlow drops pair of NCAA DII games over holiday weekend

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The Carlow men’s basketball team dropped two road games to NCAA Division II opponents on Thanksgiving weekend.

The Celtics (0-4) fell to Walsh University, 114-61, on Saturday, Nov. 25, and then to Ashland University, 94-61, on Sunday, Nov. 26.

Charlie Scharbo (SR/Jefferson Hills, Pa.) paced the Celtics in both games. He tallied 20 points, five rebounds and two steals against Walsh, then he posted 12 points, nine rebounds and two assists against Ashland.

Also against Walsh, Tony Acrie (JR/Johnstown, Pa.) had 11 points.

Sterling Christy led the Cavaliers (2-1), who compete in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, with 21 points and 12 rebounds, while shooting 9-of-13 from the field.

Walsh shot 56.3 percent from the field and dominated the boards, 51-26. At 3:10 into the game, the Cavs tied the score at 11 and then went on a 41-12 run to put it out of reach.

The Celtics had a much better outing the next day, and their increased effort showed on the boards. They grabbed 38 rebounds to Ashland’s 47.

However, the Eagles, who advanced to the NCAA National Championship Tournament in 2015-16, scored the first 12 points of the contest and never looked back.

Against Ashland, Miles Sunder (SR/Jeannette, Pa.) had 11 points and Swade Redman (FR/Jeannette, Pa.) had nine rebounds and five points.

Wendell Davis led the Eagles (5-1), a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, with 19 points, while Drew Noble had 11 rebounds.

The Celtics host WVU Tech on Wednesday in their first River States Conference matchup of the season. The men’s tipoff is set for 8pm after the Carlow women’s contest.

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