Wonder Boys off to a fast start

The Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys basketball team has started the season 2-0. They will face the East Central Tigers on Thursday, Nov. 16 in Ada, Okla.

This past weekend, the Wonders Boys battled Concordia-St. Paul. Concordia took an early lead, but Trevin Woods from Sugarland Texas hit a three-pointer to give the Wonder boys their first lead. Woods went 5-9 from 3-point range, as he scored 15 points in this game, along with two steals.

Neither team could gain a major advantage in the first half of play. There were two lead changes, three ties, but neither team led by more than seven points.

At half time, the Wonder Boys led with a score of 38-35. They shot 40 percent from the floor and held Concordia to 41.2 percent from floor.

The Wonder Boys came out at half-time with a 9-0 run. Woods hit another 3-pointer to make the score 44-35, with 19:19 remaining in the game. The Wonder Boys took their first double-digit lead of the game after Woods hit his fourth 3-pointer.

The Wonder Boys would keep the lead the entire second half. They led by as many as 21 with 6:44 left to play.

Alex Brown, from Vernon, Florida, scored a team high 17 points, going 5-9 from downtown. Harris Brown, from Indianapolis, Indiana, and Jerami Grace, from Dallas, Texas, provided a spark off the bench, as they combined for 25 points. Brown scored 15 points on 7-12 shooting and added three assists. Grace scored ten points on 3-8 shooting. The Wonder Boys forced 23 turnovers in the game and they committed just 11 turnovers. The Wonder Boys did, however, lose the battle on the boards, as they got out rebounded, 42-34.