No. 3 Wittenberg Tigers extend winning streak to 18 games

Mitch Balser leads Tigers in victory against DePauw


Wittenberg leads NCAC by three games with seven to play.

The third-ranked Wittenberg Tigers improved to 18-0 with a 76-64 victory over DePauw on Wednesday at Pam Evans Smith Arena. It’s Wittenberg’s ninth straight victory by double digits.

The Tigers lead the North Coast Athletic Conference by three games with an 11-0 league mark.

Mitch Balser led the Tigers with 23 points. Chad Roy scored 15. Jordan Pumroy had 13. Rashaad Ali-Shakir scored 10.

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Wittenberg led 37-16 at halftime and stretched its lead to as many as 23 points early in the second half. DePauw rallied and got as close as 46-42 with 11:53 remaining.

Wittenberg ended a scoring drought of more than four minutes with a 3-point play by Roy at the 11:39 mark. The Tigers pushed the lead back to double digits and weren’t challenged again.

Wittenberg swept the season series from DePauw. Wittenberg won 77-64 at DePauw in December.

Wittenberg stays at home for its next two games. It plays Denison at 3 p.m. Saturday and Kenyon at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 31.

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