FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 31, 2013
RESULTS | FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Jeremy Wohltman perfect day paced the Indiana Tech men’s basketball team in a 92-48 rout of Ohio State-Lima on Tuesday at the Schaefer Center.
After falling behind early, 6-1, the Warriors (11-4) quickly rebounded, going on a 17-0 run over the next five minutes, to take a 12-point, 18-6 lead. Tech continued to stretch the lead the rest of the first half, leading by as many as 29, the margin at halftime, 51-22.
The Orange and Black were 19-for-28 (67.9%) from the field including a 3-for-5 (60%) mark from behind the three-point arc. The Warriors were also 10-for-15 (66.7%) from the free throw line in the half. The defense held the Barons (1-14) to 8-for-28 (28.6%) shooting, 3-for-7 (42.9%) from behind the arc and a 3-for-8 (37.5%) mark from the charity stripe. Rontray Chavis and Tanner Watkins led all scorers with 11 points while Wohltman added 10.
It was more dominance in the second half for the Warriors as the Barons failed to get closer than 23 points with the Orange and Black stretching the lead to as many as 44 three times, the last coming at the final buzzer, 92-48.
The Warriors dominated the paint, outscoring the Barons 56-20 inside, while also holding a decisive advantage in points off turnovers, 26-3. For the game Tech was 34-for-52 (65.4%) from the floor, 4-for-9 (44.4%) from three and 20-for-26 (76.9%) from the free throw line. The defense was solid, holding the Barons to 18-for-49 (36.7%) from the field, 4-for-11 (36.4%) from behind the arc and 8-for-18 (44.4%) from the charity stripe.
Wohltman was perfect on the day, finishing with 23 points, going 9-for-9 from the field including 1-for-1 from behind the arc while also hitting all four of his free throws in the contest. Chavis added 15 points and a game-high eight rebounds while Jeff Hoskins tallied 14 and Watkins finished with 11.
The Warriors return to Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference play on Saturday, Jan. 4 when they host Northwestern Ohio at 3 p.m.