Immediate Release –Sports
(5) Sinclair Men’s Basketball finishes regular season with 91-78 home win
February 27, 2016
Dayton, Ohio – (5) Sinclair (27-2 / 13-1 OCCAC) Men’s basketball team finished the regular season with a wire to wire 91-78 win over visiting Edison State (12-18 / 3-11 OCCAC).
Building 8 Arena was once again full of energy as both Men’s & Women’s basketball teams honored the sophomores with a ceremony between games.
The game was controlled by Akiean Frederick (6-8/FR – Columbus Franklin Heights H.S.) as he poured in a game high 29 points. Whenever Sinclair needed a bucket to stem the Charger run, the Pride found Akiean and he delivered.
Sinclair pulled out to a 16 point halftime margin on a late bucket by Manny Powell (5-8/SO – Gahanna Lincoln H.S.).
The second half Edison was never able to cut the Sinclair lead below double figures and the Pride kept getting the ball down low and scoring in the paint.
Akiean Frederick led all scorers with 29 points followed by Manny Powell with 16 points and 5 assist. Reshardd Harris (6-4/SO – Michigan Collegiate H.S.) not only scored 15 points but had a career high 19 rebounds. Marcellous Washington (6-1/SO – Lexington Bryan Station H.S.) and DeAngalo Gates (6-2/SO – Thurgood Marshall H.S.) also chipped in with 13 points respectively.
After the game, Sinclair celebrated winning the 2015-16 OCCAC Conference Championship by cutting down the net.
Sinclair will now turn their attention to post season play as they earned the #1 seed in the upcoming NJCAA Division II District tournament starting Tuesday night.
Sinclair will host Clark State at 6:30pm on Tuesday and the winner of that game will advance to the District semi-finals on Friday at 6:00pm. Those games will be played at Ohio Christian University in Circleville, OH.
All Tournament information will be posted on the SinclairAthletics.com website.
All home games are played on the Downtown Dayton Campus and in the only arena in the nation named Building 8.