No. 9 Oilers erase deficit, drop Dragons

Tiffin rocketed out to a 32-10 lead in the first nine minutes, but unbeaten Findlay battled back Thursday to claim an 82-75 Great Midwest Athletic Conference win.

The Dragons (2-4, 1-0 G-MAC) looked to take control early, jumping out 10-0 en route to their 32-10 lead by the 11:22 mark of the first half.

Findlay (6-0, 1-0), ranked ninth nationally, slowly began to battle back, using a 13-3 run to cut the gap to 43-34 by halftime.

The comeback continued in the second half, with the Oilers using a 28-8 run to turn a 53-43 deficit into a 71-61 lead by the 4:42 mark.

Tiffin got within 77-71 on Terrell Mabins’ 3-pointer with a little more than a minute to go, but Findlay used the foul line to hold off the Dragons from there.

Shane Waldon and Austin Adams both tallied 18 points and 10 rebounds for Tiffin. Mabins added 13 points and 10 assists. Joshua Williams chipped in 11 points and Justin Miller had eight.

Alex White keyed Findlay with 21 points and 10 boards. Aaron Overhiser backed him with 16 points and six rebounds and Trey Smith scored 14 points.

Early cold spell dooms TU women

Findlay’s women took advantage of Tiffin’s early shooting woes, then kept on going Thursday in an 89-69 Great Midwest Athletic Conference game.

Tiffin hit just 17.6 percent of its shots in the first quarter and trailed 17-8 at the first stop. The Oilers stretched that lead to 40-27 by halftime before using a 34-20 burst in the third period to forge a 74-47 lead.

Anna Hintz paced Findlay with 28 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks, three steals and two assists.

Allie Thobe backed her with 18 points, eight boards and seven assists, and Jenna Stegmaier netted 14 points.

The Dragons got 21 points and six rebounds from Annie Santucci. Brooke Wesner added 10 points, Ali Schirmer scored nine and Allie Miller tallied eight. Jensen Hiegel dished five assists.