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By The Herald Staff | 1/21/2013

The Ottawa University men’s basketball team snapped its three-game skid Saturday with an 83-75 win over Kansas Wesleyan in Wilson Field House.

Ottawa used an 18-0 spurt to close the first half for a 52-37 halftime lead. Ottawa held off Kansas Wesleyan in the second half. The Coytoes came within three points twice in the second half. Ottawa’s biggest lead was 16 points early in the second half.

The Ottawa University men’s basketball team snapped its three-game skid Saturday with an 83-75 win over Kansas Wesleyan in Wilson Field House.

Ottawa used an 18-0 spurt to close the first half for a 52-37 halftime lead. Ottawa held off Kansas Wesleyan in the second half. The Coytoes came within three points twice in the second half. Ottawa’s biggest lead was 16 points early in the second half.

Ottawa dominated the paint with a 36-20 advantage. Ottawa shot 46 percent from the field.

Ottawa placed five players in double figures. Senior Chase Dippel paced the Braves with 19 points. Corey Smith and Stephen Feighny both had double-doubles. Smith scored 10 points and pulled down 10 rebounds while Feighny had 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Julian Rose netted 16 points. Freshman Riley Falk came off of the bench for a career-high 10 points and two steals.

The Braves (8-12, 5-5) play 8 p.m. Wednesday at home against Sterling.

Kansas Wesleyan (75) — Schwerdtfager 1, Brinker 10, Johnson 14, Fields 24, Borovetz 12, Hidalgo 9, Long 3, Pasold 2.

Ottawa (83) — Smith 10, Lindsay 4, Hasty 6, Rose 16, Dippel 19, Falk 10, Feighny 10, Lundry 8.

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