Portsmouth, Ohio - Shawnee State men's basketball fell on the road Saturday night, losing 79-72 to Ohio Christian for their first loss of the season.
The Bears would find themselves down by as much as 10 in the first half, but would close the gap and eventually take a 39-37 lead at halftime. Shawnee State would lose the lead in the second half, and couldn't stop Marquis Jackson, who would score 30 to lead all scorers and Ohio Christian to the victory.
Jacob Daniels (SR/Peebles, Ohio) scored 17 points to lead Shawnee State. Tamal Watkins (FR/Columbus, Ohio) would add 15 points, Fred Moore 14, and Jayllen Carter (JR/Portsmouth, Ohio) 11. Marquis Jackson's 30 points for OCU would be complemented by John Johnson's 19 points, with Gary Hoover adding 16.
With the loss, Shawnee State falls to 1-1 on the season. Ohio Christian open their season with win and are 1-0.
The Bears are next in action at the Mount Vernon Nazarene Cougar Homecoming Classic on November 11th when they take on Indiana University-East. Tipoff is scheduled for 3:00pm.