WILMINGTON, Ohio - Marietta College shot over 54 percent from the field in a 100-71 victory over the Wilmington College men's basketball team in Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) action from Hermann Court on Saturday.
The Pioneers opened the game on a 17-4 run fueled by two baskets from Anthony Wallace and two triples from Jason Ellis. Marietta, ranked No. 20 on the most recent d3hoops.com poll, opened up a 20-point edge as an Avery Williams layup made the score 31-10 with 9:37 to play.
Andrew Russell got the deficit under 20 points with a layup, but Marietta ended the half on a 21-10 run to take a 52-23 edge. The Pioneers held the lead throughout the second half to earn the OAC win.
Five Pioneers finished in double figures in scoring including Wallace's 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting and Williams' double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Both teams hit a dozen three-pointers, but Marietta had 33 field goals compared to 21 for Wilmington. The Pioneers also held a 47-25 rebounding edge.
Wilmington (3-6, 0-4 OAC) steps out of conference play for the final time on Monday for a 7 p.m. contest at Trine University.