Thursday, June 25, 2015

NorthWestern Loses 76-60 To Ohio State

English: Jared Sullinger at the 2010 Nike Hoop...
English: Jared Sullinger at the 2010 Nike Hoop Summit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
NorthWestern team lost 76-60 to Ohio State basketball team. The team suffered another loss when Nikola Cerina, their backup centers, was thrown out of the game due to a wild punch.

In most cases, Alex Olah has always enjoyed the limelight. On the night of the game, Cerina stole much of the attention from Olah. With six minutes left to the end of the game, he got into a scuffle with Amir Williams from Ohio State basketball team. When the official blew the whistle, William was almost hit by Cerina when he swung and threw a wild punch.

Cerina is now suspended from playing the next match against Indiana on Saturday.

Speaking to reporters, Ray Perone, the head official, said the decision to suspend the NorthWestern player was prompted by the "closed handed swing."

While being interviewed, Cerina commented he could not remember what happened during the match except for some vague memories of how he got tangled up with Williams.

Few Ohio State basketball players tried to help their scuffling teammate. LaQuinton Ross pushed Cerina and Drew Crawford from behind.

The officials came to a decision to retire Ross and Cerina from the game. Ross was not suspended and will be playing in the Saturday game. Despite the incident, Ohio State's performance was not affected.

Crawford and Ross were the highest scorers. The two scored 22 and 16 points respectively.


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