DAYTON, Ohio- On the night where 50 years of Sinclair Community College basketball and Sophomore Night was being celebrated, the Tartans fell short to the Cuyahoga Challengers 70-64. The Tartans end the regular season 15-13 overall and 5-9 in the OCCAC.
The first half saw the Tartans and the Challengers going back and forth. Westley Parr (6’7” sophomore forward out of Cleveland, Ohio) was Sinclair main source of scoring as he had 11 of Sinclair’s 29 first half points.
Sinclair was at one point down seven points toward the end of the period before Marcellous Washington (6’1” freshman guard from Bryan Station H.S.) made a basket, a putback, and forced a couple turnovers to tie the game. A made three at the end of the half by Cuyahoga allowed the Challengers to take the lead into the locker room by the score of 32-29.
Sinclair struggled from the behind the arc shooting only 26.3 percent when they averaged 33 percent for the season. They also only shot 39.4 percent from the floor where for the season they shoot 45.5 percent.
Sinclair was able to bring the game within four points within the final two minutes of the game, but went cold from beyond the arc and Cuyahoga was able to make the critical free throws to hang onto the lead in the end.
Two sophomores were honored before the game playing their last home game as Tartans. Westley Parr and Connor Myslowski (6’4” guard out of West Carrollton, Ohio) have a combined record of 36-21 in their two seasons at Sinclair. Congratulations on all that you have accomplished.
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Patrick Kaindl Sports Information Director Sinclair Athletics