DANVILLE, IL — The opening round of the NJCAA DII National Tournament last Tuesday evening was tough for Siler City’s Cade Culberson and his Wake Tech squad as the Eagles went cold from the floor …
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DANVILLE, IL — The opening round of the NJCAA DII National Tournament last Tuesday evening was tough for Siler City’s Cade Culberson and his Wake Tech squad as the Eagles went cold from the floor late and lost to Niagara County by a final score of 73-61.
The final score was misleading as there were 23 lead changes and 11 ties in the contest which for more than three-quarters was a seesaw of a battle between the two teams.
After trailing by one point at halftime, the Eagles picked a bad night to go cold from the floor as Wake Tech came out of the locker room for the final 20 minutes and shot 8-of-32 from the field. Combined with a cold snap of going 14-for-30 at the charity stripe, it was a recipe for a loss in the opening round of the tournament.
Wake Tech fell behind early and the Eagles were unable to climb back into their contest against North Central Missouri College on Wednesday in the Consolation Rounds to suffer an 89-69 loss to the Pirates, ending the Wake Tech stay at the 2019 NJCAA DII National Tournament. Culberson had an assist and a rebound in the final game loss for the Eagles which close the season at 20-13 overall.