Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Friends handles Ottawa

By The Herald Staff | 12/6/2013

WICHITA — The Ottawa University men’s basketball team rallied within a point late in the second half of Thursday’s game against Friends in Wichita.

The Braves could not come any closer in the 82-76 loss in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference opener.

WICHITA — The Ottawa University men’s basketball team rallied within a point late in the second half of Thursday’s game against Friends in Wichita.

The Braves could not come any closer in the 82-76 loss in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference opener.

Ottawa fell behind by 16 points in the second half, but rallied within 66-65 with just over five minutes remaining.

Ottawa was down 78-76 with 30 seconds left, but Friends hit four free throws down the stretch to take the victory.

Senior guard Julian Rose led Ottawa (4-6, 0-1) with 33 points and 12 rebounds. Junior Kameron Lindsay had 15 points.

Ottawa played without injured starting point guard Adam Hasty.

It was a battle between Rose and Friends’ Joe Mitchell, who fired in 24 points.

The Lady Braves could not get their offense untracked in a 61-38 loss to defending KCAC champion Friends.

Ottawa finished with 28 turnovers and shot 33 percent from the field (13 for 39) and hit just one three-point shot. Friends scored 29 points off those turnovers.

Ottawa led 12-9 early in the game, but only scored 26 points in the final 31 minutes of the game. Friends led 29-20 at halftime.

Friends outscored Ottawa 23-4 in second-chance points.

Ottawa (3-7, 0-1) was led by freshman Ashley Romig with 11 points.

Senior Amber Ramsey had 10.

Ottawa plays 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. today at home against Kansas Wesleyan.

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