FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 26, 2013
RESULTS | DEARBORN, Mich. – Led by 12 points from senior guard, Nick Lewis, the Indiana Tech men’s basketball team netted its third straight win with a 54-42 victory over Michigan-Dearborn on Tuesday night at the UMD Fieldhouse.
Much like the women before them, Tech jumped out to an early lead, 4-0, with back-to-back jumpers from Parker Stouffer. The Warriors (6-4, 3-1) and Wolverines (0-7, 0-4) then traded baskets, tying three times in the first seven minutes before the Orange and Black took control, taking a 10-point lead with an 18-8 run over the next ten minutes of play. Some late baskets by each team saw the Warriors take a 28-22 lead in the half.
Tech finished the half 8-for-20 (40%) from the floor and 2-for-6 (33.3%) from behind the three-point line while going 10-for-10 from the free throw line. UMD was 9-for-24 (37.5%) from the field including an 0-for-6 mark from behind the arc while converting just 4-of-8 (50%) attempts from the charity stripe. Lewis and Stouffer led the Warriors with six first half points while Rontray Chavis led all players with five rebounds.
There was no doubt to the outcome of the game in the second half as Tech continued to impose its will, allowing UMD to get no closer than six points at the 18:52 mark. The Warriors stretched the lead to as many as 14 points on two different occasions, the last being a 50-36 lead with 3:13 to play. Some late baskets down the stretch cut the final margin of victory down to 12, 54-42.
Tech finished the contest 13-for-42 (31%) from the field and just 3-for-12 (25%) from behind the arc while converting 25-of-32 (78.1%) attempts from the charity stripe. The defense limited the Wolverines to 33.3 percent (17-for-51) shooting including a 2-for-10 (20%) mark from three and a 6-for-14 (42.9%) effort from the free throw line.
The Orange and Black won the contest thanks to a 14-7 scoring margin in second-chance points and a 14-6 advantage in bench points.
Stouffer finished the contest one-point shy of Lewis, scoring 11 points while also grabbing eight rebounds. Jeremy Wohltman added 10 points while Chavis finished the contest with eight points and a team-high 13 boards off the bench.
Gage Throgmorton led UMD with 12 points.
The Warriors conclude a three-game road trip with a stop in Ann Arbor, Mich. on Tuesday, Dec. 4 with a 7:30 p.m. contest against Concordia.