Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

January 6, 2013

Bobcats claim 100th game with Marshall

ATHENS, Ohio — Nick Kellogg snapped a two-game scoreless streak with 22 points and D.J. Cooper dished out a career-high and Ohio school-record 17 assists in the Bobcats’ 94-57 win over Marshall in the 100th meeting between the programs.

Ohio (9-5) opened the game on a 17-4 run, capped by six straight points from Baltic. Marshall (7-8) cut the deficit to 20-10, but Ohio used another run, this time 12-2, to go ahead for good 34-12. Cooper, who is averaging 12 assists over Ohio’s last four games, assisted on all six baskets during the spurt.

Marshall had a big rebounding advantage over the Bobcats, 43 to 27. Dennis Tinnon provided 13 boards for the Herd.

D.D. Scarver led Marshall with 13 points. Jamir Hanner had 12 points, going 8 for 9 at the foul line. He also contributed three steals and seven rebounds.

Reggie Keely made 8 of 9 shots en route to 18 points, Walter Offutt had 13, and Cooper, who had 12 points, posted four of the Bobcats’ 14 steals.

Kellogg, who was 0-for-12 in Ohio’s two previous games, was 6-for-11 and made five 3-pointers.

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MARSHALL (7-8)

Tinnon 2-9 0-0 4, Pittman 3-5 1-5 8, Spikes 0-1 0-0 0,  Scarver 5-12 2-3 13, Manning 0-1 0-0 0, Martin 1-4 1-2 4,  Goff 3-6 1-2 7, Hanner 2-3 8-9 12, Amayo 0-0 0-2 0, Boykins 1-5 0-1 2,  Kambola 0-1 1-2 1, Kane 3-10 0-3 6. Totals 20-57 14-29 57.

OHIO (9-5)

Baltic 6-7 0-0 12, Keely 8-9 1-1 18, Offutt 4-7 5-6 13,  Cooper 3-6 4-6 12, Kellogg 6-11 5-7 22, Green 0-0 1-2 1, Goff 1-1 0-0 3,  McKinley 1-1 0-0 3, Hall 1-4 0-0 3, Johnson 1-1 0-2 2, Smith 1-1 2-2 4,  Taylor 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 32-49 19-28 94.

Halftime—Ohio 56-24. 3-Point Goals—Marshall 3-19 (Pittman 1-2,  Martin 1-4, Scarver 1-7, Manning 0-1, Kane 0-2, Boykins 0-3), Ohio 11-23  (Kellogg 5-9, Cooper 2-4, Keely 1-1, Goff 1-1, McKinley 1-1, Hall 1-4,  Taylor 0-1, Offutt 0-2). Fouled Out—Kane. Rebounds—Marshall 43 (Tinnon  13), Ohio 27 (Baltic 7). Assists—Marshall 10 (Amayo, Scarver 3), Ohio 29  (Cooper 17). Total Fouls—Marshall 25, Ohio 25. Technicals—Goff, Pittman,  Cooper. A—6,971.

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