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Hot shooting West Virginia Tech beats Midway Men

The Midway University men’s basketball team returned to the hardwood on Saturday, Jan. 20, when they traveled to Beckley, W. Va., to take on West Virginia Tech in a River States Conference matchup.

The Golden Bears (12-8, 6-3 RSC) entered the game receiving votes in the latest NAIA DII coaches’ poll as they outscored Midway 52-36 in the second half en route to the 93-65 win.

West Virginia Tech torched the nets, shooting 52.8 percent (38-72) from the floor, while hitting 11 of 28 from the three-point line for 39.3 percent and owned the glass as they out rebounded the Eagles 53-29.

Midway’s offense, on the other hand, had a tough time getting started. The Eagles (5-13, 2-8 RSC) finished the game shooting 35.3 percent (24-68) from the floor, while they hit 10-for-31 from long distance for 32.3 percent.

West Virginia Tech jumped on the Eagles from the get go as they sprinted out to a 24-7 lead in the opening 10 minutes of the game. Midway had the lead back down to seven in the first half, but wouldn’t get any closer as the home team walked away with the 93-65 victory.

The Eagles had two players finish in double figures with senior Bryson Harris leading the way. Harris finished with 20 points after hitting four triples. Kaleb Britt added 12 points off the bench, while Gerry Milligan finished with eight.

Before returning to Marshall Gymnasium, Midway will travel to No. 3 Indiana University East and then on Saturday, Jan. 27, the Eagles host Ohio Christian University at 3 p.m. On Tuesday, Jan. 30, they host Alice Lloyd at 7:30 p.m..

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