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Tied at nine, Doug Taylor had an and-one in the lane to give Ohio a 12-9 lead at the first media time out.
Ohio took the lead and never looked back.
The Ohio Bobcats (3-2) cruised to a 96- 77 victory over the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers (2-3) on Friday night.
Ohio had five players score in double figures and all seven players that played meaningful minutes scored at least six points. In the dominant victory, Ohio shot 55 percent from the field and had just five turnovers for the game.
This is the first time since Jan. of 2009, that Ohio scored more than 90 points in back-to-back games.
The and-one by Taylor sparked a 23-8 run, which was capped off by a layup by Mike Laster with 8:33 remaining.
The two teams traded buckets for the next five minutes, A pair of Zach Butler free throws gave Ohio a 47-32 lead with 3:13 remaining. Butler had a career-high 12 points.
The two teams traded buckets for the remainder of the half. A three-pointer by Jonah Antonio made it a 13-point advantage, 43-30, for the Bobcats, at the half. At the break, Ohio had just one turnover.
The Bobcats came out firing to start the second half. Ohio went on a 15-5 run over the first five minutes of the half. With 15:00 minutes remaining, Ohio led 68-45. The 23 points, was the largest lead of the game.
From there it was only a matter of running out the clock. Ohio led by at least 15 for all but 50 seconds for the rest of the game.
Doug Taylor had his best game of his career. Taylor had 14 points and 11 rebounds in 26 minutes of action. Teyvion Kirk had 20 points, six assists and five rebounds. Mike Laster also had 20 points and Jordan Dartis had 15. Gavin Block chipped in seven points, six rebounds and six assists.
Junior Robinson had a game-high 21 points for the Mountaineers. Robinson also had 10 assists and five rebounds. Antonio had 19 and Ryan Gomes added 14 points.
Ohio was once again without Jason Carter. Fellow forward, Kevin Mickle missed the game after leaving the game against Indiana State after playing just five minutes. The timetable for both of their returns is still unknown.
Ohio is back in action on Tuesday when they welcome Iona to the Convocation Center. When these two teams met last year, Iona defeated Ohio 79-75. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.