Panthers Take On Salem International in First Road Trip of Season

Panthers Take On Salem International in First Road Trip of Season

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Dominican men's basketball team will make its first road trip of the season to West Virginia for a nonconference game against Salem International at 7 p.m.

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Ohio Dominican (2-0) at Salem International (4-0) ● 7:00 p.m.
T. Edward Davis Gymnasium
Salem, W. Va.

Ohio Dominican Coach Dan Evans (Lawrence, 2004)

In his first season at Ohio Dominican and as first year head coach, Evans spent six seasons as the top assistant at fellow GLIAC school Hillsdale.


Salem International owns a 1-0 advantage in the series. These two teams last faced each other on January 11, 2012, in W.Va., where the Panthers loss the game 80-72.

News, Notes and Storylines 

  •  Ohio Dominican picked up its second win of the season last Thursday, beating the Bluefield State Blues 77-64.
  • Sophomores Trent Weaver (Hilliard, Ohio) and Mark Minch (West Chester, Ohio) led all scorers in the last two games. Weaver scored a combined 39 points and pulled down 25 rebounds. Minch scored a career-high 31 points in the 93-91 overtime victory against Urbana in the Panthers home opener.
  • Senior Brandon Carr (Chicago, Ill.) and sophomore Chad Nelson (Columbus, Ohio) also scored in double digits last week. Carr had 14 points in the win over Urbana, including the buzzer beater shot to send the game into overtime.  

Scouting the Tigers

Salem International enters tomorrow's game with a 4-0 record and will be playing its fourth-straight game at home to open the 2013-14 season. The Tigers are coming off a 101-87 win over Penn State-Fayette on Sunday.

Six SIU players are scoring in double figures, including Alex Webb (18.3 ppg), Walter Brock (16.5 ppg), Abel Tillman (13.8 ppg), Darius Roper (11.8 ppg), and Jamal Robinson (10.3 ppg). Tillman is the team's leading rebounder through the first five contests (6.3 rpg).

Ohio Dominican vs. Bluefield State Recap

Mark Minch followed up his Tuesday night performance of 31 points with 21, while adding three rebounds and four steals.

Trent Weaver posted his second double-double of the year with 16 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks.

Chad Nelson had 14 points, a career-high seven assists and five rebounds. Brandon Carr was the fourth Panther in double digits, scoring 10 off the bench and added six boards, two assists and three steals.

As a team, the Panthers shot 54.5 percent from the floor of 30-of-55 shooting.

Contact: Sarah Twiggs


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