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Defense gets the Wonder Boys a win

The Wonder Boys will be back to Tucker Coliseum to play Southern Nazarene Thursday, Feb. 8, at 7:30.

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Jerami Grace, from Dallas, Texas, goes for a layup.

This past weekend the Wonder Boys battled the Southwestern Oklahoma State Bulldogs.

Montrell Williams, from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, set the tempo early, scoring on a fast break 13 seconds into the game. Williams scored 14 points in the game.

The first half featured three ties and five lead changes. Leonardo Edwards, from Detroit, hit a jumper with 5:17 left to play in the first to give the Wonder Boys the lead 39-35.

The Wonder Boys bench outscored the Bulldogs bench 10-2 in the first period. The Wonder Boys also held a 12-3 advantage on points off turnovers.

In the second half, the Wonder Boys held a lead of at least eight points throughout the final 20 minutes of play. The Wonder Boys’ largest lead of 19 points came on three separate occasions.

Tech was outscored 41-40 in the second half, but the Wonder Boys held the Bulldogs to shoot just 38.2 percent from the floor and 36.4 percent from behind the arc.

RJ Glasper, from Forrest City, led the charge with 30 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in their 90-81 win.