Burgraff fires in 22 to lead WVU Tech
By Kyle Lovern
MONTGOMERY - The WVU Tech men’s basketball team improved to 16-10 with a 114-98 win over Wilberforce University (Oh.) Sunday afternoon at the Baisi Athletic Center.
Tech featured a balanced scoring attack that saw seven players record double-digits with senior guard Brandon Burgraff leading the way with 22 points. The double-digit scoring effort was Burgraff’s 17th of the season.
Senior forwards Stephen Coles and Armond Perez each registered a double-double. Perez recorded 19 points and 12 rebounds. With his sixth double-double of the season, Coles also had a game-high two blocks and four assists to go with 18 points and a game-high 15 rebounds.
The Golden Bears also saw scoring efforts from junior guards Leon Cooper, Jr. (16) and Jaren Marino (13), sophomore guard Eddie Gordon (10), and sophomore guard Joe Saunders (10). Cooper also had a team-high three steals.
Sophomore guard Cam Powell dished out a game-high 12 assists while grabbing two steals. Powell was only one assist shy of matching his career-high (vs. Cincinnati-Clermont, 10/26/13).
Tech shot 53.0 percent (44-for-83) from the field and 73.1 percent (19-for-26) from the foul line.
The Golden Bears held advantages over Wilberforce in rebounds (51-39), points off turnovers (38-20), second chance points (25-13), bench points (35-11), and points in the paint (66-40).
Sean Cassidy paced Wilberforce with 41 points.
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