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Ancilla Claims Season Opening Win Over Lorain County

November 8, 2010

PLYMOUTH – The Ancilla College men’s basketball team won its first game under new head coach Greg Neeley in an 87-76 season opening victory over Lorain County Community College on Saturday.

The Chargers (1-0) never trailed their Ohio counterparts throughout the game and owned a commanding 42-23 advantage in rebounds.

Five different players scored in double figures for Ancilla, led by Antonio Cannon who scored 22 on the day.

“It was a good start to the season because we got contributions from so many different guys,” said Neeley.  “We went 11 deep, and I thought all of our guys played a role in us having some success.”

Ancilla enjoyed solid play in the post, with forwards Ellis Cole (14 points), Dontale Mayes (13) and Joby Renbarger (11) reaching double figures in scoring against a smaller Lorain County team.

Point guard Michael Hornback added 12 points for the Chargers, who led 44-35 at halftime.  Ancilla led by as much as 20 in the second half.

Still, Neeley was quick to point out that there is room for improvement.

“We played well in stretches but I also thought we struggled to manage the game once we got the lead in the second half,” said Neeley.  “For us to keep getting better, we have to become more consistent.”

Lorain County (0-1) was led by Ronald Haynes with 15 points.

The Chargers will resume play on November 13 when they travel to University Center, MI, to play Delta College.  Tipoff is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.