Lima, OH – The seasons have ended for both the Barons Mens and Womens Basketball teams as they were knocked out of the Ohio Regional Campus Tournament this past weekend. Both teams struggled for much of the season, but some bright spots were there for both of them.
The Womens team finished the year after a first round loss in the ORC Tournament to Wright State Lake by a score of 45 to 56, leaving the Barons with an overall record of 5 & 14, while going 5 & 10 in Ohio Regional Campus Conference play.
One of the tougher, growing up moments for the team came early back on December 2nd as they lost to OU Chillicothe in double overtime after having opportunities to win the game several times. The five wins on the year came against OU Zanesville, OSU Mansfield, Akron Wayne twice and Wright State Lake which was probably the best win of the year for the Barons as the Lakers were one of the top teams in the ORCC this year.
On an individual level, Dionna Hurley had a fantastic season. The sophomore forward out of Lima Senior High School averaged 20.9 points per game, good enough to earn her the third highest average in the ORCC.
For the Barons Mens team, the year finished with a second round loss to OSU Newark after they were able to get by OU Zanesville 88 to 81 in round 1 of the ORC Tournament, leaving the Barons with an overall record of 3 & 27, while going 3 & 12 in ORCC play.
Just as the team appeared to be hitting their stride, the injury bug hit and they could not stay healthy. “Losing Greg (Riemesch) for the season back in January really hurt us a lot. He was just starting to figure out our post game, and with most of our offense going through him things were looking good before his injury.” Said Coach Nick Pittman. The Barons tallied wins against Wright State Lake, Akron Wayne, and OU Zanesville. The win over Akron Wayne was the clear bright spot on the year as the Warriors were the ORCC East Co-Champions this year.
On an individual level, Senior Guard Brady Schroeder finished his four year career with the Barons with over 1000 points. The Paulding High School graduate was honored with a four year plaque prior to the final regular season game vs IVY Tech. Congratulations on a great career Brady and best of luck to you in the future.