Lima, OH – On Saturday the Barons returned to their winning ways by convincingly beating OU Zanesville 105 to 67.
The Barons jumped out to an early lead of 32 to 9, 10 minutes in to the game and never looked back from there. The score at halftime was 57 to 25, and the Barons’ largest lead was with just over 11 minutes left in the game when they led 83 to 38.
It was an evening of balanced scoring with five Barons reaching double digits for the game. Leading the way was DJ Evans (Lima Central Catholic) with 23. Other key contributors were, Jordan Swift (Shawnee) with 19, Justin Mayer (Shawnee) with 18, Dustin Williams (Upper Scioto Valley) with 17, and Brent Cook (Spencerville) with 15.
The win raises the Barons’ record to 12 & 10 overall, 10 & 6 in the ORCC. The Barons currently are holding on to fourth place in the conference standings, with a very good chance at earning a first round bye in the State Tournament in Lancaster starting February 16th.
The Barons next game is Monday, January 28th as they make the short trip over to Ada to take on the ONU JV squad starting at 7pm, and again on the road Wednesday as they travel to take on rival Wright State Lake with the tip set for 6pm. The Barons will then return home on Saturday, February 2nd to host the University of Akron Wayne with the tip set for 3pm following the Lady Barons contest that will start at 1pm.
Come out and support the Barons! Admission is free for all OSU and Rhodes State students.