Lima, OH – Jordan Swift, from Shawnee High School, led the way for the Barons men on Saturday, scoring 30 points to guide the Barons to an 85 to 82 victory over the Cougars of OU Lancaster.
The game was tightly contested from tip to buzzer. The Barons managed to take a one point lead with them to the half, with the score Barons 42 and Cougars 41. The lead would change hands several times during the 2nd half with the Barons claiming the lead for good with only 3 seconds remaining, DJ Evans, from Lima Central Catholic nailed two free throws to give the Barons a 3 point lead and after a failed half court launch by the Cougars a victory for the Barons.
Other key contributors for the Barons were Daniel Dray (Cory Rawson) with 17 points, Justin Mayer (Shawnee) with 13 points, and Evans added 12.
Next up for the Barons is ORCC foe OSU Newark on Monday, Dec. 12th, here at The Hangar in Cook Hall, tip off is set for 5pm. However, the action starts early on Monday with the Barons Women taking on OSU Newark as well. Tip off for the Women is set for 1pm.
Come out and support the Barons! Admission is free for all OSU and Rhodes State students.