Men’s basketball continues hot streak against Grove City

The Waynesburg University men’s basketball team (12-10, 9-8) squared off with the Grove City College Wolverines (11-11, 7-10) Wednesday night and came out victorious 61-43.

“We were looking to attack the paint a lot,” senior Antone Baker said. “That’s our strong suit.”

The Yellow Jackets scored 26 of their 61 points in the paint this game, this season the team’s points in the paint (726) account for 49.3% of their total (1472).

Baker contributed to the victory with 22 points and 13 rebounds, his eighth double-double of the season and the 16th of his career.

“Only thing I can do is just play,” Baker said. “Especially after last season when I didn’t have that many opportunities, so I am taking full advantage of it now.”

Junior transfer Jaylen Davis led the way on the glass with 15 rebounds, 11 of his 15 came in the first half. Davis now had eight games with 10 or more rebounds and six double-doubles.

“We are not a fast-paced scoring team,” Baker said. “We know we have to get stops in order for us to win.”

Waynesburg held Grove City to 14 first-half points, that is the fewest points scored in a half versus Waynesburg since Feb. 7, 2015 versus Washington & Jefferson College (13-point first half).

Waynesburg University’s men’s basketball team now has a game-and-a-half lead over the Westminster College Titans for fourth place in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference.

The Yellow Jackets can clinch a spot in the PAC tournament with a win over Chatham University tomorrow, Feb. 10 and losses by Grove City, Bethany College and Washington & Jefferson.

The Yellow Jackets will be in action tomorrow, Feb. 10 at Chatham to play the Cougars. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m.