WPU Nearly Sets New Marks in Win

William Penn Men's Basketball is now 3-0 on the season.

William Penn Men’s Basketball is now 3-0 on the season.

by Wade Steinlage

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen men’s basketball team remained perfect on the year, defeating Emmaus Bible 141-54 in non-conference action Saturday.

#2 William Penn (3-0) outshot the Eagles 61.2%-32.8% and outrebounded them 68-19. The squad’s 141 points and 87-point margin of victory both rank second all-time in program history.

WPU got a battle with EBC (0-3) early on as the sides were tied at 7-7. Head Coach John Henry, disapproving of what he was seeing, requested a timeout. The squad regrouped and less than a minute later, the hosts started an absurd run, tallying 46 of the next 48 points, including 32 in a row. By halftime, the navy and gold led 76-25.

The Statesmen, despite playing their bench personnel for much of the second half, continued to apply pressure, headlined by a 32-2 run at one point. All 12 cagers who saw the floor played at least 11 minutes in the victory.

William Penn also connected on 14 three-pointers, had nine fewer turnovers than the Eagles (13-22), and owned a 43-0 edge in second-chance points.

Abrian Edwards (Austin, Texas) only finished with 10 points, but was a factor in all facets of the matchup, also pulling down 11 rebounds and dishing out 14 assists for a triple-double. It is the first such performance for WPU since January 20 of this calendar year.

Marlon Alcindor (Sr., Queens, N.Y.) topped the victors in scoring with 25 points on 10-for-16 shooting. Omar Sherman (Sr., Duncanville, Texas) and Mario Manuel (So., Des Moines, Iowa) were next on the scoring list with 18 points each. TaJuan Johnson (Jr., Chicago, Ill.) was good for 17 points, while Q Cager (Fr., Hopkinsville, Ky.), with 14 points, and Darius Wheeler (Sr., Jonesboro, Ga., Sports Administration), with 13, also reached double digits.

Kenneth Schell (Sr., Buena Vista, Colo., Psychology) paced the remaining players with eight points, while Lowden Rockweiler (So., Decorah, Iowa, Business Management) (7), Shamar Bailey-DeCoteau (Toronto, Ontario) (6), and Nick Fullard (La Plata, Md.) (5) also got into the action.

Next Up: William Penn remains in Oskaloosa next Saturday to host William Woods in non-conference action at 3 p.m.

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