Celtics fall to OCU on the road

Kristin Seamon -

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The Carlow men’s basketball team fell to Ohio Christian, 82-67, on the road Tuesday, Jan. 30.

With the win, the Trailblazers avenged a 75-72 Carlow victory in the teams' last matchup on Jan. 9 and jumped the Celtics for the third ranking in the RSC East Division.

Tony Acrie (JR/Johnstown, Pa.) led Carlow (4-16/4-7/0-1) with 15 points and 10 rebounds, for his seventh double double of the season. Charlie Scharbo (SR/Jefferson Hills, Pa.) added 15 points, seven boards, and two blocks. Ryan Jackson (JR/Baltimore, Md.) scored 12 points.

Ohio Christian’s John Johnson led all scorers with 25 points and Dylan Geig added 19. Rijnard Hartman had 11 points, 10 rebounds, and two blocks. Kaleb Vaugh had 10 boards and Jalen Hearn had six assists.

The Celtics matched the Trailblazers (9-14/5-7) at 41 points in the second half, but could not come back from their first half deficit. They trailed OCU, 41-26, at the break.

The Trailblazers shot 43.7 percent (31-of-71) from the field, 33.3 percent (9-of-27) from 3, and 73.3 percent (11-of-15) from the free-throw line.

The Celtics shot 33.3 percent (23-of-69) from the field, 25 percent (6-of-24) from 3, and 78.9 percent (15-of-from the foul line.

The Celtics took better care of the ball, with just seven turnovers to OCU’s 12. However, the Trailblazers out rebounded Carlow, 46-32.

Carlow next hosts No. 2 Indiana University East on Saturday, Feb. 3, in its annual Pink the Pavilion contest, which raises awareness and money to help in the fight against breast cancer. 

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