Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gibbs nabs MVP honors in Roundball Classic Championship

Oberlin native Aaron Gibbs and Oberlin graduate Morgan Jones helped lead Ohio Dominican to an 11-point second half comeback, winning 65-62 over Mid-Continent University in the championship game of the Red Roof Inn Roundball Classic on Saturday in Alumni Hall.

Down 59-52, junior Zak Kapron hit two free throws, and Jones swiped a rebound away from MCU’s Tim Bryant and laid it in to bring ODU to within 59-56 with 3:25 left.

After three missed shots, Gibbs took a pass in the post and spun right for an open layup to make it a one-point game. Then, after Kapron stole an inbounds pass, Trew buried a three-pointer from the left wing to give Ohio Dominican its first lead of the second half at 61-59 with 1:21 to play.

The Panther defense forced another Cougar miss, and Kapron missed a short jumper, but Gibbs was there for the tip-in to extend ODU’s lead to 63-59 with 40 seconds to play. Mid-Continent missed two more shots, and Jones picked up the rebound and hit two free throws to seal the win.

Gibbs led ODU with 13 points and also had seven rebounds to go along with three assists. Jones finished with four points and four rebounds.

Gibbs was named the tournament MVP and Trew was named to the all-tournament team as well.

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