MT. CARMEL, ILL. – Talk about a turnaround!
Wabash Valley, coming off a lopsided loss on Wednesday, put together a resounding win in Region 24 play on Saturday night at Spencer Sports Center. The Warriors defeated Lewis & Clark, 101-67 to improve to 14-8 on the year.
WVC coach Mike Carpenter shuffled the lineup a bit for the game, and the smaller look seemed to work. The Warriors led at halftime, 45-32, then poured it on with a 56-point second-half outburst to post the win.
The winners shot the ball better, as well. WVC collected 11 3-point field goals in the game, including five from 6-foot sophomore guard Marcus Garrett, who led the Warriors in scoring for the 15th time this season with 22 points. 6-5 freshman JeJuan Weatherspoon added 18 points, as did 6-9 sophomore Amir Yusuf.
Lewis & Clark fell to 12-8 with the loss. The Trailblazers were led by 6-2 sophomore Jaquan Adams, who scored 18 points.
WVC begins a three-game Great Rivers Athletic Conference road trip on Wednesday, when they head to the fieldhouse at Lake Land. The Warriors' next home game is on Feb. 15 (Sat.) vs. John A. Logan.