Chargers Explode in 2nd Half to Roll Past Eureka JV

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Nov. 19, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to beat Eureka College JV 76-50 on Monday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.


The Chargers (5-2) trailed 32-24 at halftime but scored 19 of the first 24 in the second half to go ahead for good at 43-37 with 13 minutes, 10 seconds to go. A 10-0 run by Eureka cut Sandburg’s lead to 50-48 with 7:50 left, but the Chargers outscored the Red Devils 26-2 the rest of the way.


“We didn’t come out the way we needed to, but our intensity was a lot better in the second half,” Sandburg coach Ryan Twaddle said. “Our guys really stepped it up.”


Sophomore guard Seth Wickert (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) scored all 15 of his points in the second half to lead four Chargers in double figures. Freshman guard Anthony Misuraca (Roscoe, Ill./Hononegah) scored 13 off the bench, and freshman guard Juwan Hubbard (Rockford, Ill./Guilford) and sophomore guard Zach Grover (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) each added 11 points.


The Chargers hit nine 3-pointers, including two apiece by Misuraca, Wickert, Grover and freshman forward Matt Sagona (Knoxville, Ill./Knoxville).


“We had balanced scoring tonight, and that’s something we’ve done really well so far this season,” Twaddle said.


North Fulton product Jake Kuenzl scored a team-leading 16 for Eureka.


Sandburg’s next game is 8 p.m. Dec. 3 at Eureka JV. The Chargers’ next home game is 3 p.m. Dec. 8 against Clinton.