Jeremy Wohltman Scores in Double Figures as Indiana Tech Wins

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Published on November 14 2013 12:09 pm
Last Updated on November 14 2013 12:09 pm
Written by Millie Lange

WILBERFORCE, Ohio – Rontray Chavis continues to shine for the Warriors (3-3) as his 24 points and eight rebounds led the Indiana Tech men’s basketball team to an 83-81 win over Wilberforce Tuesday night at the Alumni Multiplex.

Tech took a 39-33 lead into the break after shooting 42.4 percent (14-for-33) from the floor with two three-pointers and a 9-for-11 performance at the free throw line. The Bulldogs (0-6) also shot above 40 percent (12-for-30) in the first half while knocking down five from behind the arc and converting 4-of-6 trips to the charity stripe.

Wilberforce made a run in the second half, knocking down 20-of-37 (54.1%) from the floor, making the game close. But two late free throws by freshman Tanner Watkins nailed down the two-point victory.

The Bulldogs finished the game 10-for-27 (37%) from behind the arc, but went 7-for-12 (58.3%) from the charity stripe while the Warriors hit five threes in the game and went 24-for-31 (77.4%) from the line including 15-of-20 in the second half.

Despite limited minutes from Chavis due to an early injury and Parker Stouffer unable to play, the Warriors freshman stepped up with Watkins finishing the game with 12 points, including a 5-for-5 mark from the line while Effingham High School graduate Jeremy Wohltman finished with 11 points in 31 minutes of play.

“This was a great character win for our team,” said Head Coach Al Grushkin. “We were short-handed and in an unfriendly building, but we had several guys step up and play well tonight. Wilberforce made a late run, but our guys stuck with it and we were able to get a hard fought victory tonight.”

John Cooksey continued his solid play inside with 14 points, playing all 40 minutes, while Nick Lewis finished with 17 points, including a 7-for-10 effort at the charity stripe.

Cameron Luckett led all scorers with 32 points for the Bulldogs.

The Warriors return to the Schaefer Center on Saturday, Nov. 16 when they take on No. 17 Madonna at 3 p.m.