By, Bryce Bridgewater ’19 |Copy Editor|
The Wabash College basketball team (10-10, 6-7 NCAC)escaped with a win Friday night, defeating the Hiram Terriers (12-8, 8-5 NCAC), 78-74. The Little Giants led all game after the first 1:30 in the first half, but never led by more than 16 points all game. The Wabash guards took command of the game. Connor Rotterman ’21 and Jack Davidson ’21 led the team with 27 and 30 points, respectively. They shot combined 64% from the field while the rest of the team shot 51%. After the first half, Wabash lead 38-31. The intensity picked in the second half, as Hiram quickly cut the lead to 3 in the first five minutes. However, Wabash responded with a 16-0 run in the next five minutes. As the intensity picked up, so did the fouls. By the end of the game, three players fouled out. This lead to the importance of foul shots. Wabash made 68.9% of their foul shots, while Hiram only made 53%. This key difference provided the Little Giants with the win tonight. The team looks to carry the momentum from tonight into tomorrows game against the University of Allegheny at 2 p.m.