Indiana Tech repeatedly tried to knock out Ohio Christian Monday in men’s basketball action, and eventually the Warriors did so, as they won on the road 82-73.
The victory was the fifth consecutive for Indiana Tech (11-4).
The Warriors jumped out to a 19-14 lead in the opening half, but Ohio Christian answered with an 11-6 run to tie the game. That momentum continued throughout the remainder of the opening half, as the hosts took a 38-35 lead into the break.
Indiana Tech bounced back following halftime and outscored Ohio Christian 12-3 to open the period, but the Trailblazers answered with a 6-0 run to tie the game at 47.
The Warriors eventually stretched their margin back to eight points, only to see Ohio Christian tie the game at 64 with just over five minutes remaining.
Indiana Tech eventually proved too much for Ohio Christian (5-10), as it closed the game in dominating fashion on an 18-9 tear.
Guard Miles Robinson scored a team-best 21 points in 39 minutes of action, while also grabbing six rebounds to pace the Warriors.
Center Scott Schwieterman added 20 points in the win, while Tanner Watkins chipped in 14 and CJ Bussey scored nine points and dished out a team-high six assists. Warrior center Lavontae Davis played just 20 minutes, but totaled eight points and six rebounds.
Indiana Tech managed nine fewer shot attempts than Ohio Christian, but connected on 55 percent of those, while the Trailblazers were limited to just 41 percent shooting by the Warrior defenders.
Indiana Tech will travel to Shawnee State on Jan. 2 at 3 p.m.