LIMA, Ohio -- The Mustangs (1-18, 1-10 WHAC) ran into a Northwestern Ohio Racers (10-8, 6-5 WHAC) squad that is hard to beat on their home floor in Lima, Ohio, with their only losses coming to the conference's top-two teams (both nationally ranked).
The Racers would use their home court advantage to pull away from the Mustangs and take a 95-71 conference decision to give the Mustangs their 10th conference loss of 2012-13.
For the second straight game, freshman guard Diante Taylor (Battle Creek, Mich./Central) recorded a double-double after netting career highs in points and rebounds with 24 and 13 respectively. The 24-point, 13-rebound night followed a 14-point, 11-rebound effort in a narrow loss to Siena Heights Thursday (Jan. 10).
The back-to-back double-double performances are the only two of the season for the upstart freshman that also added five steals and three assists in the setback.
The Mustangs return home Wednesday (Jan. 16) for a matchup against nationally-ranked top-10 Davenport University at 7:30 p.m.