Boys take victory in close game

RYAN HARMON/THE ARKA TECH Mason Cline from Springdale shoots from the arc to help the Wonder Boys victory

The Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys will be on the road against Ouachita on February 22 in Arkadelphia. Tipoff is scheduled to be at 7:30 p.m. This past Monday the Wonder Boys were in a heated match up against their rivals the Harding Bisons. The Bisons took the first lead of the game with a three-pointer on their first possession. Bisons would extend their lead 10-4 at the 16:22 minute. The Wonder Boys took their first lead after Freddy Lee from Clarksville hit a three-pointer. This capped off a 10-3 run. The Wonder Boys kept their run going scoring the next eight points taking a 21-13 with 11:13 left in the first-half.

The Wonder Boys took their largest lead of nine points right after but the Bisons responded immediately with an 11-2 allowing them to take a 30-29 lead with four minutes to play. The Wonder Boys closed the half in a 7-0 run before half time to take the lead 36-30 going into half time. Coming out at half time the Wonder Boys 11-2 run capped off by Alex Brown from Vernon, Florida scoring four straight points. Brown scored 13 points on this game and grabbed 7 rebounds. The Bisons would not go away easy they went on 18-5 run to trim the lead to two points 52-50 with 8:55 remaining. The two teams battled through the second half. The Bisons would cut the lead in the final three minutes but the Wonder Boy would close the game on a 7-0 fun to win the game.