The Arka Tech

Tempers flare in win against Northwestern Oklahoma

Justin Graham, from San Antonio, Texas, led the Wonder Boys with 24 points in a victory against Northwestern Oklahoma last week. Montrell Williams, from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, followed with 19 points. Trevon Woods, from Sugarland, Texas, also pitched in with 17 points.

The first-half was a close contest as both teams traded the lead 11 times.

NWOSU took a 12-9 lead in the opening minutes, and they extended the lead to 19-12 with 12:37 remaining in the first half. The Wonder Boys would get it going from behind the arc to come back and take the lead briefly, 36-31, with 5:24 left in the first half. After falling back behind, Freddy Lee, from Clarksville, made a free throw with 34 seconds left before halftime to tie the game, 47-47.

Coming out at halftime, the Wonder Boys scored the first 12 points of the second half to take a 13-point lead. Williams hit a big jumper with 9:23 remaining to give Tech a 17-point lead, 78-61, which was Tech’s largest lead of the game.

NWOSU fought back with 10 straight points to cut the deficit to seven, 78-71, with 7:26 to play. With only 3:02 remaining, a hard foul by Adrian Motley on Bennie Lufile, from Milton, Ontario, resulted in a scuffle. Lufile would hit the showers early as he was ejected by the official.

The Wonder Boys picked up another win last weekend on the road against Southwestern Oklahoma coming back from a 19-point deficit to win 98-87. Alex Brown, from Vernon, Florida, had a double-double, scoring 15-points and grabbing 12 rebounds. The Wonder Boys will be back at Tucker Coliseum on Thursday against Southern Nazarene at 7:30 p.m.