M. BASKETBALL VS. JOHN CARROLL

Keyes' dominating performance leads Muskies against Case

Keyes' dominating performance leads Muskies against Case

Muskingum junior Joshua Keyes recorded one of the most dominating performances in Muskingum history with his career-high 36-point, 21-rebound night to lead the Muskies against Case Western on Wednesday in the Rec Center. However, the Spartans fended off Keyes' career night and escaped New Concord with a 106-101 overtime win.

The Basics

  • Records: Muskingum (3-9 overall), Case Western (7-4 overall)
  • Location: New Concord, Ohio - Muskingum Recreation Center

Game Notes

  • Keyes ended the evening hitting 14-of-23 shots, which included a pair of three-pointers and a perfect 6-of-6 display at the free throw line. Keyes also added two blocks, two steals and one assist to his highlight-reel effort.
  • Freshman Jarrell Marsh scored 19 points and had four assists.
  • Freshman Jalen Paige added 12 points and three assists.
  • Sophomore Jacob Geller rounded out the Muskie double-digit scoring with 11 points and eight rebounds.
  • Muskingum ended the outing shooting .487 (37-of-76) from the field. The Muskies also hit 17-of-22 free throws and ended the contest with a 47-35 edge in rebounds.
  • Case Western was paced by having six players score in double figures.
  • David Black led the Spartans with 26 points.
  • Jimmy Holman, Eric Black and Javier Alvarez all had 15 points.
  • The Spartans ended the night shooting .488 (40-of-82) from the floor.

Inside The Numbers

  • Case Western hit nine three-point shots in the opening half en route to taking a 49-40 lead into the break
  • In the second half, the Muskies erased a six-point deficit (89-83) in the final two minutes to force the overtime session. 
  • The surge was highlighted by back-to back three-point shots from Paige and sophomore Rickey Wilson to tie the game at 89. 
  • Following a Spartan basket with 17 seconds to play to give Case Western a 91-89 lead, Keyes brought the Muskie crowd screaming to its feet with a clutch jumper with one second on the clock to send the game to overtime.
  • In overtime, Case hit 6-of-9 shots and used a 6-0 point off of turnovers advantage to seal the road win.

Up Next

  • Muskingum next hosts Ohio Athletic Conference foe and seventh-ranked John Carroll on Saturday, January 9 in the Recreation Center. Game time is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.