Area College Basketball

Men

Marietta College 109,

Otterbein University 72

WESTERVILLE, Ohio – Brennan McKean led five Marietta College players in double figures with a game-high 19 points and the Pioneers shot better than 63 percent from the field in route to an easy 109-72 road win on Wednesday versus Otterbein University in Ohio Athletic Conference action.

Garrett Stephenson scored 13 points and grabbed as many boards for the Pioneers (5-1, 1-0). A.J. Davis (14), Andy Dollman (11) and Keith Richardson (10) scored double figures and RaNeal Ewing added nine counters.

OU (1-5, 0-1) got a 7 of 11 effort from the field by Jake Bischoff, who finished with 18 points. Grant Fenner and Andy Yazrombek added 13 and 11 points, respectively in the setback.

WOMEN

No. 8 Maryland 67, Ohio State 55

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – Alyssa Thomas had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 8 Maryland overcame a shaky first half to beat Ohio State 67-55 Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

The Terrapins (8-1) led by only three points at the break before returning to make their first four shots as part of an 11-2 run that made it 40-28. Thomas scored six points in the spree and Brene Moseley sank Maryland’s first 3-pointer of the game.

Ohio State (6-4) closed to 56-53 with 2:58 left, but a 3-pointer by Lexie Brown, a layup by Moseley and two free throws by Thomas ended the suspense.

Ameryst Alston scored 18, and Cait Craft and Matina Ellerbe had 11 apiece for the Buckeyes, who were coming off a 21-point loss to top-ranked Connecticut.