Kalonji Posts Double-Double in Close Game

Kalonji Posts Double-Double in Close Game

DELAWARE, Ohio. – The Adrian College men's basketball team fell in a close contest at Ohio Wesleyan University on Saturday afternoon. Jeremy Kalonji posted his first double-double of the season (19pts, 10 reb).

THE BASICS

Final Score: OWU 85, Adrian 81

Location: Delaware, Ohio (Branch Rickey Arena - Ohio Wesleyan University)

Records: OWU 4-1, Adrian 3-4

HOW IT HAPPENED

Despite OWU collecting the first points of the contest, AC was able to quickly take the lead as Connor Pelham posted five points on a three-pointer and two free throws to go up 5-3.

The hosts were able to regain control, but not pull away as the Bulldogs stayed within striking distance as Pelham was again able to put them ahead, on a pair of free throws (20-18). Kaleb Swick extended their lead to four points as he collected a layup. 

Broken up by an OWU layup, Jeremy Kalonji was able to regain the make it a five-point margin with a three. 

Trey Helinski posted a three of his own to help AC close out the half with a 43-38 lead.

Robert Warrick opened the second stanza with a three-pointer to extend Adrian's lead to eight on a made three. Kaleb Swick was also able to make the board with a layup after a Battling Bishop bucket (48-40).

Kaljoni was able to stop an OWU eight-point run with a pair of free throws to regain the lead, 50-48.

After relinquishing the lead, Pelham was able to put the Bulldogs ahead once again on a jump shot with 9:05 remaining in the contest (65-64).

Giving Adrian its last lead of the game was Tyler Gillery at 2:43 as he was able to collect a pair of free throws.

Helinski recorded a layup as the clock ran out, as AC fell 85-81.

TOP DOGS

  • Senior Jeremy Kalonji collected his first double-double of the season with 19 points and a team-best 10 rebounds.

  • Connor Pelham led the Bulldog scoring with 21 points. 

  • Robert Warrick was third in the points column with 14, also adding three assists.

UP NEXT

Adrian remains on the road as it travels to Case Western Reserve for a 12 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 7.

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