- Inside Athletics
|Marygrove 0-12; 0-7 WHAC||28||36||64|
|Concordia-Ann Arbor 4-7; 3-4 WHAC||49||48||97|
|Dec. 14, 2013|
|Ann Arbor, Mich. (Concordia Gymnasium)|
|Marygrove||Indv. Leaders||Concordia-Ann Arbor|
|#00 Diante Taylor - 16||Points||#04 John Schaeffer - 16|
|#32 Kenny Enoex - 6||Rebounds||#22 Joe Remstad - 12|
|#05 Terrick Griffin - 7||Assists||#04 John Schaeffer - 3|
|Marygrove||Team Statistics||Concordia-Ann Arbor|
|38.1% (24 - 63)||Field Goals %||47.9% (34 - 71)|
|28% (7 - 25)||3 Point Field Goals %||35% (7 - 20)|
|42.9% (9 - 21)||Free Throws||88% (22 - 25)|
|0||2nd Chance Pts||0|
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The shorthanded Mustangs (0-12; 0-7 WHAC) dropped their 12th straight to begin the 2013-14 season after a 97-64 conference loss at Concordia Ann Arbor on a wintery Saturday (Dec. 14) afternoon. Light in the frontcourt, the Mustangs were outdone on the boards by a 56-29 margin – including a 17-8 advantage for the Cardinals (4-7; 3-4 WHAC) on the offensive glass.
The rebound deficit for the Mustangs led to extra opportunities for the Cardinals as the home team owned an 18-2 edge in second change points and a 50-26 advantage in points in the paint. The pair of stat lines doomed the Mustangs in the weekend WHAC tilt in Ann Arbor.
After beginning the game in a 9-0 hole, the Mustangs battled back before succumbing to a late Cardinal run to end the half as Concordia led at the break, 49-28. The 21-point halftime deficit was too much to overcome despite strong second half play from Diante Taylor (Battle Creek, Mich./Central), Joe Zannetti (Warren, Mich./Woods Tower), and Jerome Wheeler (Detroit, Mich./Renaissance).
The trio of Mustangs finished the day in double figures scoring with Taylor leading the way at a 16-point clip. Taylor also added four assists and four rebounds in the conference setback. Sophomore guard Joe Zannetti poured in a career-high 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting (3-of-5 3PM), while fellow sophomore Jerome Wheeler offered up 12 points -- also a career high -- to go along with five rebounds for the Mustangs.
Kenny Enoex (Warren, Mich./Fitzgerald), the NAIA's leader in total blocks and blocks per game, swatted a career-high nine shots to extend his lead over the entire association.
Concordia was led by John Schaeffer with 16 points.
The Mustangs will take time away from the WHAC as they enter a stretch of non-conference competition over the holiday break. First year head coach Craig Covington and the Mustangs will return to action Thursday (Dec. 19) when they visit Kalamazoo College for a 7 p.m. tip.
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