Night Hawks > TU Thumps Webber, Picks Up 16th Win

| February 8, 2015

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Jason Hendrix, Thomas University Sports Information Director

THOMASVILLE – The Thomas University men’s basketball team notched its sixteenth win of the season defeating Sun Conference foe Webber International 78-67 in the annual Pink Out Night at the TU Gymnasium.  The blossoming Night Hawks are now just one win away from tying last year’s win total (17-12).  The program is now in its second year of reinstatement after not being on the TU campus for the last few decades.

Thomas took the early lead from the tip and carried its momentum into the half with the 35-25 lead.  The Night Hawks continued their sharp shooting and acrobatics to outscore the Warriors 43-42 in the second half en route to the 78-67.

Senior forward Alan Love had two monstrous dunks in the final four minutes that ignited the Night Hawks, driving them to the victory.

“We had a great team win this afternoon,” commented head coach Stephen Cox. “Awesome for the guys to hang on and win the game down the stretch.  We have been preaching rebounds in the last few games, and we now we have made this conference and its standings a little more interesting.  We have a quick turnaround and are in a must win situation come Tuesday.”

The Night Hawks had three scorers in double figures.  Love led Thomas with 18 points and six rebounds while senior Max Grace finished with 16 points, four steals, and three assists.  Guard Rodney Sturkie added 14 points and seven rebounds in the victory.

Thomas improves to 16-7, 7-6 in TSC play, while Webber stumbles to 10-15, 7-6 on the year.

The Night Hawks return to action on Tuesday, Feb. 10 when they host Sun Conference rival Southeastern University in a White Out Night.  Thomas University student-athletes, coaches, and staff will be dressed in all white attire and encourage all spectators to do so as well.  Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

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