January 2, 2013
For Immediate Release
Fort Wayne, Ind. – Indiana Tech’s top-ranked defense shut down visiting Marygrove College on Wednesday night while senior Antonio Cannon (Indianapolis, IN/Ancilla) poured in a game-high 20 points to lead the No. 20 Warriors to an 81-35 win in the Schaefer Center.
The Warriors, who entered the night allowing the fewest points per game in the nation (52.2) along with the fourth best field goal percent defense (0.376), held Marygrove (1-15, 1-7 WHAC) to a mere 25 percent shooting from the floor while forcing the Mustangs into 21 turnovers.
Indiana Tech (13-3, 6-2 WHAC) began the game on a 13-2 run, highlighted by a pair of Cannon dunks, before Marygrove closed the deficit to four, 19-15, midway through the first half. However, the Warriors would end the period on a 20-4 run to take a commanding 39-19 lead at the break.
The Tech defense dominated in the second holding Marygrove scoreless for an 11 minute stretch allowing the offense to pull away for the victory.
The Warriors shot 52 percent for the game and grabbed 43 rebounds compared to Marygrove’s 32.
Cannon added five rebounds and three steals to his 20 points. Jeff Hoskins (Kalamazoo, MI/Indiana Wesleyan) contributed 17 points and seven assists. Melvin Brooks (Memphis, TN/Marion Military) notched his fourth double-double of the season with 11 points and 13 rebounds while Henry Sidney (Monroe, LA/John Wood) scored a season-high 10 points.
The Warriors will hit the road for another conference tilt when they travel to Lima, Ohio to face the University of Northwestern Ohio on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 3 p.m.
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