Matt Croci’s second season as head coach of the Wittenberg men’s basketball team couldn’t have started any better, and the team’s third game couldn’t have finished in a more exciting fashion.
On Tuesday at Pam Evans Smith Arena, Southeastern grad Jake Bertemes, a sophomore guard, caught a length-of-the-court pass from freshman Rashaad Ali-Shakir and scored on a layup just before the final buzzer to beat Capital 79-77.
The Tigers opened the season last weekend at the Great Lakes Invitational in Marietta with a 78-74 victory against Mount St. Joseph and an 86-63 victory over Birmingham Southern.
Chad Roy is leading the Tigers with 15 points per game. Mitchell Balser is averaging 12.3. Conner Seipel is averaging 11.7.
Bertemes and Roy each scored 13 points against Capital