Little Giants stomp Gators
By Zack Moffett ’20|Staff Writer| The Little Giant basketball team finished their weekend series with a struggling Allegheny College team Saturday. The Gators are 5-15 overall and 2-11 in the NCAC. Friday night, Wabash took the win against conference opponent, Hiram College. Wabash came into the Saturday game determined to win. “We have to get a W with the last half of the season it is important for us so we can try and get a 4th seed and host one here in the conference tournament,” Logan White ‘19 said.
The Little Giants and the Gators both struggled on the offensive side of the ball. Wabash took a lead early and would hold that lead throughout the first half. The Wabash defense held the Gators to 30 in the first half. The Gators shot 42.9% from the field and 28.6% from behind the arc. Wabash did not shoot well as they were 37.5% from the field and 29.4% behind the arc. At the end of the first half, the Wabash led 35-30. The second half was not different for the Little Giants as they continued to struggle shooting on offense. Alex Eberhard ’20, Connor Rotterman ’21, and Harrison Hallstrom ’20 all finished with 11 points and Jack Davidson ’21 finished with 23 points. Defensively, Wabash created 11 turnovers and had 34 rebounds. As the Wabash defense led the way, they pulled off the with a final score of Wabash 72 Allegheny 61.
The Little Giants move on to take top conference opponent Wittenberg University at Wittenberg on Wednesday, and then another game Friday against Oberlin College at Oberlin. Truly a tough test ahead for the Little Giants.