Local News Muskies Mens Basketball Falls to Mount Union in 3OT February 15, 2017 Logan Weaver The Muskingum Mens Basketball team fell in a heart-breaking 117-111 triple overtime game to Mount Union on Feb. 8. First-Year Guard, Marcus Dempsey, led the Fighting Muskies on offense with 38 points on the night. Freshman Marcus Dempsey (22) attempts a free throw, while Senior Rickey Wilson (31) prepares for a rebound against Mount Union’s D’Vontay Friga (11) and Andrew Francesconi (5) on Feb. 8. Dempsey finished with 38 points in the loss to the Purple Raiders. Muskingum students and fans watch closely while Sophomore Guard Devon Peart readies himself on defense against Mount Union. Sophomore Guard Jalen Paige (0) relays a play to the offense while being guarded by Mount Union Freshman Guard Nathan Bower-Malone (12). The Muskies fell in the contest in triple overtime 117-111 on Feb. 8 at home. Freshman Guard Marcus Dempsey brings the ball up the court at home against Mount Union on Feb. 8. Dempsey led the offense with 38 points against the Purple Raiders. Sophomore Guard Jalen Paige during the Muskies’ 117-111 triple overtime loss against Mount Union. Paige finished the night with 12 points, six rebounds, and six assists. Sophomore Guard Devon Peart walks up the court during the game against Mount Union on Feb. 8. Peart came off the bench, finishing the game with eight points during 27 minutes of play. Muskies mens basketball team watches their teammates closely during the game against Mount Union on Feb. 8. The Muskies’ bench combined for only 17 points on the night compared to Mount Union’s 31. Freshman Guard Marcus Dempsey takes on a Mount Union defender during the second half on Feb. 8. Dempsey led the team in scoring with 38 points on the night. Senior Forward Rickey Wilson (white) fights for possession of the ball against Mount Union’s D’Vontay Friga (11) and Nathan Bower-Malone (12) Feb. 8 in the Anne C. Steele Center. Wilson finished the night with nine points and eight rebounds. The Muskies bench reacts to a big play during the first overtime period. The Muskies fell to Mount Union in a triple overtime thriller, 117-111. Muskingum students and fans react after a big play during the Muskies’ game against Mount Union. The Purple Raiders defeated Muskingum 117-111 in triple overtime. Senior Forward Joshua Keyes reacts to having a foul called on him during the second-overtime period against Mount Union. Keyes fouled out of the game in the second overtime period with a double-double, finishing with 17 points and 11 rebounds in the loss. Sophomore Guard Jarrell Marsh walking off the court after a close 117-111 triple overtime loss to Mount Union. Marsh finished the night with 18 points and seven rebounds in the contest. Muskies Head Mens Basketball Coach, Travis Schwab, talks with sideline reporter, Andrew Dunlap, following the Muskies’ 117-111 triple overtime loss.