Wilmington (OH) defeats Miami (OH) 65-63
OXFORD, Ohio (AP)
R.J. Leppert hit the first of back-to-back 3-pointers, leading a 15-3 run to give Wilmington (Ohio) a 65-63 win Saturday over Miami (Ohio).
Leppert hit a 3-pointer to pull Wilmington (1-1) within two with 2:21 remaining. Miami (0-4) missed a three-point shot before Klarke Ransome hit his 3-pointer, giving the Quakers a 63-62 lead with 1:42 to play.
Leppert made two free throws to close the scoring for the Quakers. The Redhawks' Quinten Rollins was fouled with five seconds remaining, yet made only one of two free throws. Leppert grabbed the rebound from Rollins' miss to end the game.
The Redhawks had led 60-50 with just under eight minutes to play, yet finished 1 of 11 from the floor. Leppert made 9 of his game-high 23 points during the run.
Will Felder scored 19 points to lead three Redhawks in double figures.