WPI Holds On To Early Lead To Beat Men's Basketball

WPI Holds On To Early Lead To Beat Men's Basketball

SCORE: Wheaton 76 - WPI 79

RECORDS: Wheaton (11-8, 3-5 NEWMAC) - WPI (11-8, 5-3 NEWMAC)

LOCATION:  Worcester, Mass. (Harrington Auditorium)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • Senior Liam Bruno led all in scoring with 24 points on an 8-for-12 performance from the floor while hitting 5-8 from the three.
  • Ryan Fogarty contributed 20 points and grabbed four rebounds, while Alex DuBrow netted 10 points from the bench, contributing a team-high four assists. 
  • WPI was led by seniors Chris Rodgers and Aaron Todd. Rodgers provided 22 points and four rebounds for the Engineers while Todd contributed 12 points shooting 5-6 from the floor.
  • The Lyons opened up the game with Riley Tetreault scoring a jumper for two. The Engineers responded quickly and took the lead, eventually outscoring Wheaton on the half 36-26.  
  • Wheaton continued to push The Engineers with a late rally in the second half. Fogarty drained a three-pointer with under a minute left, bringing the game to 73-76. WPI came back down the court picking up several free throws and rebounds making the game 73-79. The Lyons finished the game strong with Carbonello draining a three with .4 seconds left, but despite their efforts, it was not enough to put them ahead.
  • WPI picked up 17 rebounds in the first half alone, finishing the game with 31 while Wheaton picked up eight in the first and 25 overall. 

 THE BASICS:

  • Field Goals: Wheaton 27-54 / WPI 26-48
  • 3-Point FG: Wheaton 11-24 / WPI 8-17
  • Free Throw: Wheaton 11-13 / WPI 19-27
  • Points off Turnovers: Wheaton 14 / WPI 25
  • Rebounds: Wheaton 25/ WPI 31
  • Assists: Wheaton 9 / WPI 16

UP NEXT: Wheaton returns to New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. at home against the Lions of Emerson. VIDEO / LIVE STATS