Caldwell’s Career-High 26 Not Enough to Push Capital Men’s Basketball Past Yellow Jackets

Pictured: Cameron Caldwell (photo credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography)
Pictured: Cameron Caldwell (photo credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography)

By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant


COLUMBUS, Ohio – After holding its opponent to 69 points in a win on Dec. 12, Capital University Men's Basketball was only able to score 69 points itself in the team's 83-69 loss to Baldwin Wallace University on Saturday afternoon.

The Yellow Jackets started the game quickly and had a 19-6 lead fewer than nine minutes into the contest. Baldwin Wallace had a 44-26 lead at halftime thanks to five players with at least six points each. As a team, BW shot 69.2 percent from the floor compared to just 40.7 percent for Capital.

Capital's defense stepped up the intensity in the second half, limiting the Yellow Jackets to 39.4 percent shooting. The two teams traded baskets for the first 10 minutes of the half but the Crusaders went on a 15-7 run that made it only a 10 point game with eight minutes left to play.

After scoring eight points in the first half, freshman Cameron Caldwell (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville, South) ignited the Crusaders and scored 18 in the second on 6-of-9 shooting. Austin Schreck (Erlanger, Ky./Dixie Heights) chipped in nine points in the second but BW was able to get timely buckets to keep Capital at arm's length. The closest Capital got down the stretch was nine points with just more than a minute to play.

Cam Kuhn scored 14 for Baldwin Wallace in the second half and finished with 18 points, one of five Yellow Jackets in double figures. Caldwell led the game with a career-high 26 points on 10-of-15 shooting. Schreck finished with 13. After recording four-straight double-doubles, Caleb Cox (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) was limited to eight points and seven rebounds for Cap.

The Crusaders will look to begin a new streak on Monday, Dec. 18 when they host Mt. St. Joseph University in the team's final game before the holiday break. Tip-off for that contest is scheduled for 7 p.m.