Mansfield, OH – Wednesday the Barons traveled to Mansfield and fell in a hard fought loss 84 to 83.
The Barons fell behind early and played much of the game down by more than ten, and as much as 18. Then, with just over four minutes remaining in the game, trailing by 15 points the Barons went on a run. They were able to take the lead twice at the end of the game but came up just short as OSU Mansfield answered each time by knocking down tightly contested jumpers.
Leading the way for the Barons was Jordan Swift (Shawnee) with 26. Other key contributors were DJ Evans (Lima Central Catholic) with 16, Brent Cook (Spencerville) with 15, and Noah Altenburger (Ottoville) added 14.
The loss drops the Barons’ record to 15 & 11 overall, still 11 & 6 in the ORCC.
The Barons return home on Saturday, February 9th to host UC Clermont with the tip set for 3pm following the Lady Barons contest which starts at 1pm.
Come out and support the Barons! Admission is free for all OSU and Rhodes State students.