By Ronald Hanaki
ESU’s Men’s Basketball team looked dominant in defeating the Cheyney University Wolves 103-62 last Saturday afternoon on Alumni Day at Koehler Fieldhouse.
This was ESU’s fifth win in the last six games. It was also the seventh time this season that the Warriors topped the century mark.
Four minutes into the game, the Warriors led the Wolves 11-9 before ESU went on a big scoring run. ESU’s biggest lead over Cheyney was 30 points in the first half.
The Warriors led the Wolves 57-30 at halftime, and the game was essentially over. The Warriors had four players who scored in double-figures. Redshirt-junior forward Josh Williams had a monster game with 17 points off the bench.
Senior guard Ryan Krawczeniuk had an outstanding shooting game and finished with 16 points.
Redshirt-junior guard Jakwan Jones had a near double-double with 12 points and nine assists.
Redshirt-senior forward Steve Harris scored 12 points in only 17 minutes of play. ESU’s vaunted press defense forced Cheyney into committing 28 turnovers, and the Warriors scored 31 points off those turnovers.
The win gave Head Coach Jeff Wilson 285 career wins as a head coach in the PSAC. Wilson is now tied with Millersville’s John Kochan as the tenth winningest head coach in PSAC history.
ESU sits in second place in the PSAC East. The Warriors are a half-game behind first place Shippensburg and are a half-game ahead of third place Kutztown. The top two seeds in the PSAC East will receive first round byes in the postseason PSAC Tournament that begins at the end of Feb.
ESU (14-4, 11-3) will play Mansfield (7-14, 5-10) on the road on Saturday afternoon.
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