Balanced Scoring, Big 2nd Half Lead Sandburg Men Past SAU JV

Nov. 19, 2013
GALESBURG—Sophomore guard Reggie Anderson (Decatur, Ill./MacArthur) and sophomore forward Jacob Warner (Galva, Ill./Galva) each scored a team-high 11 points and the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team won its third straight game with an 81-52 victory over St. Ambrose JV on Tuesday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
 

The Bees (1-4) trailed 37-33 after Joe Brennan sank a halfcourt shot at the first-half buzzer, but the Chargers (4-3) outscored St. Ambrose 44-19 after intermission.
 

A 10-0 run helped Sandburg take its first double-digit lead at 55-41 with 11 minutes, 55 seconds left. Sophomore forward Mitch Wendling (Athens, Ill./Athens) keyed the burst with back-to-back baskets and finished with 10 points on the night. Ten of the 12 players who saw action for the Chargers scored.
 

“We played really well, and we had balanced scoring, which was great to see,” Sandburg coach Ryan Twaddle said. “We had trouble stopping them in the first half, but our defense was a lot better after halftime.”
 

Justin Hollaran had a game-high 18 points to lead the Bees.
 

The Chargers will host the Sandburg Classic on Friday and Saturday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium. The tournament kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday with Black Hawk taking on Lincoln Land. Sandburg’s game against North Central Missouri will follow at 8 p.m. Black Hawk and North Central Missouri will open Saturday’s play at 1 p.m., and the Chargers will face Lincoln Land at 3 p.m. Saturday in the finale.
 

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       Reggie Anderson                       Jacob Warner