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Masin scores 28 to lead Wittenberg to fifth straight win

Staff report

Scott Masin scored a career-high 28 points to lead the Wittenberg men’s basketball team to an 86-58 victory over Allegheny on Saturday at Pam Evans Smith Arena.

It was the most points scored by a Wittenberg player since Clayton Black scored 38 at Kenyon on Jan. 11, 2012.

Masin made 11-of-17 shots from the field and 6-of-8 free throws in 25 minutes. He also had nine rebounds.

The No. 16 Tigers won their fifth straight and improved to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the North Coast Athletic Conference. The Tigers share first place with No. 3 Wooster (5-0, 3-0), which won at Ohio Wesleyan on Wednesday and beat DePauw on Saturday.

DePauw (5-2, 2-1) fell to third place with its first NCAC loss. Allegheny is 2-5 overall and 0-2 in the NCAC.

Wittenberg has won seven straight against Allegheny, and the Tigers improved to 48-12 all-time against the Gators.

Wittenberg led 43-27 at halftime and by at least 16 points throughout the second half. Wittenberg shot 52 percent from the field, topping 50 percent for the fourth time, and out-rebounded the Gators 42-21.

Zack Leahy added 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting. Steven Newell had 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range. Freshman forward Shane Edwards scored 10 points in 15 minutes.

Sam Collins scored eight points. Alex Fultz led the Tigers with four assists.

Wittenberg outscored Allegheny 12-3 at the free-throw line.

Wittenberg’s next game is at 3 p.m. Saturday at Denison. Its next home game is at 7 p.m. Dec. 27 against Grove City in the first game of the Charles B. Zimmerman Memorial Classic.

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