LIMA, Ohio (Men's Basketball) – Jorian Hudson (JR/Cincinnati, Ohio) scored 11 points, as one of three players in double-figures, but it was not enough as the Shawnee State men's basketball team fell at the hands of the University of Northwestern Ohio, 81-53, at Racer Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon.
The Bears (1-1) were outscored 41-23 in the opening frame, falling behind 15-6 in the opening minutes. SSU featured just three double-figure scorers, with none having more than 11. Dante Dunston (JR/Dallas, Texas) and Sean Elliot each added 10 behind Hudson's 11.
UNOH's (2-2) Lawrence Jackson led all scorers with 17 points, hitting 6-of-15 from the field, including 4-of-10 from three point range. Aaron Cross added 14 for the Racers.
Shawnee State shot just 33.9 percent from the field, hitting 12-of-41 attempts. The Bears were 4-for-19 from behind the arc, and made just 11-of-25 free throw attempts. On the other side, UNOH hit 52.7 percent of shots, making 29-of-55 from the field, 11-of-27 from three and 12-of-15 from the charity stripe.
The Bears are back in action on Tuesday, facing off in non-conference action with Mount Vernon Nazarene at Frank & Janis Waller Gymnasium. The Cougars are off to a 5-0 start to the season. Tuesday's tip-off is slated for 7 p.m.