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(3) Sinclair Men’s Basketball (23-1) holds at #3 in this week’s Polls

(3) Sinclair Men’s Basketball (23-1) holds at #3 in this week’s Polls

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(3) Sinclair Men’s Basketball (23-1) holds at #3 in this week’s Polls

February 10, 2016

Dayton, Ohio – The Sinclair Men’s basketball (23-1 / 10-1 OCCAC) team holds steady at #3 this week in the latest NJCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Poll. 

Sinclair won both games last week holding on at home to knock off Cincinnati State 74-70 Wednesday night and then a road victory at Owens 87-66 on Saturday.

The game at Owens was a tail of two games all wrapped up into 40 minutes.  The first half the Pride was down 13 and not being able to defend the three point shooting of the home team.  Owens continued that trend on the first possession of the second half as they drained a long three to go up 16 (52-36).  The next 19 minutes belonged all to Sinclair.  The Pride played one of the most inspired 19 minutes all year as they outscored the Express 51-14 to win going away 87-66. 

Each Game, Manny Powell (5-8/SO – Gahanna Lincoln H.S.) is steadily moving up several categories at Sinclair.  He is 11th all-time with 93 made 3 pointers and 3rd with 347 career assist.  Marcellous Washington (6-1/SO – Lexington KY Bryan Station H.S.) moved into 7th with 110 career made 3 pointers and stands alone in 6th with 130 career steals.

Tonight Sinclair will travel to Clark State tonight for a rematch of a game the Pride won 76-69 back in January.  Finishing off the week, Saturday Sinclair will continue on the road as they try to sweep Lorain County.  Wednesday the 17th the Pride will return home for a non-conference match up against The Ohio State University-Lima Barons.

All home game are played on the Downtown Dayton Campus and the only arena in the nation named: Building 8.