The Carlow men’s basketball team fell to (RV) WVU Tech, 107-87, on the road Tuesday, Feb. 13.
The Golden Bears (18-10/11-5) had earned an 86-75 win against the Celtics (5-19/5-10/0-2) in Pittsburgh on Nov. 29.
This time, the teams traded buckets for the majority of the first half, before Carlow hit a drought shortly before the break. The Celtics trailed, 41-39, with 4:38 to play in the first half. Then WVU Tech went on an 11-0 run to take a 52-39 lead by the 2:59 mark.
Carlow trailed, 56-47, at halftime and cut the WVU Tech lead to 82-77 with 7:33 remaining. But the Celtics couldn’t get any closer, and the Golden Bears pulled away with a 25-10 run across the remainder of the contest.
Tony Acrie (JR/Johnstown, Pa.) poured in 31 points with five rebounds to pace the Celtics. Rece Henneman (JR/Clarksville, Pa.) scored a career-high 20 points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds. Zach Bryan (SR/Irwin, Pa.) tallied 10 points and dished eight assists.
WVU Tech had six players score in double figures. Thomas Collins led the Golden Eagles with 25 points. Brandon Shingles posted 16 points and eight rebounds. Tamon Scruggs added 19 points, Michael Scott 13, Kevin Thomas-Griffin 11, and Andreas Jonsson 10.
The Celtics shot well, but the Golden Bears shot better. Carlow hit 45.5 percent (30-of-66) of its shots from the field, 38.2 percent (13-of-34) from 3, and 73.7 percent (14-of-19) from the foul line. WVU Tech hit 56.7 percent (38-of-67) from the floor, 40 percent (10-of-25) from 3, and 95.5 percent (21-of-22) from the foul line.
WVU Tech also out-rebounded Carlow, 38-30.
The Celtics next play at No. 2 IU East on Thursday, Feb. 15.