Thomasville Times Enterprise

Local Sports

January 19, 2014

TU men victorious

Thomas University's men's basketball team  (10-7, 3-4) won its second straight Sun Conference game, beating host Johnson & Wales University Wildcats (9-8, 1-5) 81-78 Saturday evening in North Miami, Fla.

TU used the hot hand of senior forward Justyn Watkins to edge the Wildcats and jump into a two way tie for fifth in the TSC standings. Watkins knocked down a game-high 36 points on 13-of-25 shooting from the field and 1-of-3 from three-point range while converting 9-of-12 from the free throw line.

The Night Hawks led by one at the half, 39-38, after overcoming a ten point deficit with 9:41 to play in the first.

In the second half, the teams exchanged points until TU was able to open a seven-point lead with 4:01 to play. A three-pointer by JWU with 11 seconds to play made it a one-point game, but two free throws by junior guard Max Grace with five seconds to play and a forced turnover  up the game for Thomas.

Seeking their third straight TSC victory, the Night Hawks will hit the road on Wednesdaywhen they travel to Lake Wales, Fla., to face Warner University at 7 p.m.

Text Only
Local Sports
Business Marquee
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Raw: Obama Tours Gyeongbok Palace Swimmer Michael Phelps Back in Competition Raw: Obama Lays Korean War Memorial Wreath Obama Leads Naturalization Ceremony in Seoul Calif. School Bus Crash Hurts Driver, 11 Kids Country Club for Exotic Cars Little Science Behind 'Pollen Vortex' Prediction US Proposes Pay-for-priority Internet Standards Wife Mourns Chicago Doctor Killed in Afghanistan FDA Proposes Regulations on E-cigarettes Kerry Warns Russia of Expensive New Sanctions Mideast Peace Talks Stall on Hamas Deal Cody Walker Remembers His Late Brother Paul Grieving South Korea Puts Up Yellow Ribbons Raw: Kerry Brings His Dog to Work Raw: Girls Survive Car Crash Into Their Bedroom Three U.S. Doctors Killed by Afghan Security Yankees' Pineda Suspended 10 Games for Pine Tar Colleagues Mourn Death of Doctors in Afghanistan Ukraine Launches Operation Against Insurgents
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter

Do you believe President Obama's congressional opposition is fueled by racism?

     View Results
Smoky Day in Thomasville
Project IMPACT 2011
SCBC Harry Potter Themed Blood Drive
TOSAC Rehearses "High School Musical"