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Turnovers Costly as Chargers Lose at Oakland

December 14, 2010
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WATERFORD, MI – Turnovers and poor free throw shooting proved costly as the Ancilla College men’s basketball team lost 87-64 at Oakland Community College on Friday.

Joby Renbarger was the only player for Ancilla (1-5) to reach double figures in scoring, leading the Chargers with 12 points on the night.

Oakland (5-2) employed a full court press throughout the contest, forcing Ancilla into 24 turnovers.

The Chargers did get to the line more often than their MCCAA Eastern Conference counterparts, but shot only 53 percent on 19-of-36 shooting from the charity stripe.

Oakland was physically the taller team and exploited that advantage, holding a 44-30 advantage on the boards, including 19 offensive rebounds.

“Despite the outcome, I thought we competed better tonight,” said Ancilla head coach Greg Neeley.  “We still struggled to make free throws and take care of the ball, and those are corrections we must make to improve.”

Ancilla will resume play on Dec. 17 when they travel to Mattoon, IL, to play in the Lake Land Community College Holiday Tournament.  The Chargers will open up against the hosts that day and will tipoff at 8:00 p.m. EST.  Action will continue on Dec. 18 when Ancilla takes on Danville Area Community College.  Tipoff for that game is 6:00 p.m. EST.

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