By Mac Williams
Martyce Kimbrough does it again! The Findlay Oilers came out ready to play on Saturday as they crushed Ashland University on Senior Day. Kimbrough led the Oilers to an 85-65 win over archrival Ashland University which ends up splitting the season series at one game apiece. The Oilers started the game on a 10-4 run and never trailed in the game. Ashland made a run at the end of the first half to cut the Oiler lead to just two points, but that is as close as the game would get.
During a span in the second half the oilers started to pull away behind back to back three point goals by Elijah Kahlig, as well as a dunk by freshman Aaron Overheiser. Kimbrough then sealed the deal with back to back three point shots that pushed the lead to 20 points for the Oilers.
Kimbrough led the Oilers with 29 points on the afternoon on 10 for 23 shooting, followed by Taren Sullivan who added 19 points, eight rebounds, and six assists. Kahlig also contributed 15 points which included two three point goals.
The Oilers shot 46 percent from the field during the game compared to Ashland’s 44 percent from the field. Adrian Cook led the way for the Ashland Eagles with 16 points, followed by Ben Haraway with 13 points.
With the win, the Oilers move to 21-5 on the season and clinch the second seed in the GLIAC conference tournament. Ashland falls to 16-9 on the season but remains in position to get into the conference tournament.
The Oilers next game is Thursday, Feb. 23 when they travel to Canton to take on Walsh University.