GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The University of Northwestern Ohio men's basketball ran into a buzz saw Wednesday night in the form of fourth-ranked Davenport University. The Panthers blazed through the Racers, coming away with a 96-56 win in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference.
The loss was the fourth in a row for UNOH and dropped the Racers to 5-12 overall and 1-6 in the WHAC. The Panthers improved to 17-2 overall and 7-0 in conference play.
The Racers held a 9-7 lead less than five minutes into the game, but the Panthers reeled off a 13-2 run over the next three minutes, and a 13-3 run by Davenport over the final four minutes of the half gave the Panthers a formidable 50-34 lead by halftime.
The Panthers used hot outside shooting to pull ahead at half, hitting 8-of-12 3-pointers in the first half. They hit another four in the second half.
An 18-8 opening burst in the second half by the Panthers put the game firmly out of reach for the Racers.
Jake Bolyard was the only UNOH player to score in double figures, totaling 18 points, with four 3-pointers. Mike Wynn and Jon Slagle each added nine points; Slagle was the only non-starter to score for UNOH.
The Racers were out-rebounded 49-31 and hit only 35 percent from the floor (21-of-60).
Next up for UNOH is a road trip to Madonna University on Saturday. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m.