Wabash Valley College (WVC) began its 2015-16 campaign with an absolute rout of Elizabethtown Community College.
The Warriors opened season play on Saturday evening, playing host to the Barons. From the early stages of the contest, it was apparent that WVC simply had too much talent on the floor for Elizabethtown to contend with.
The final score reflected this revelation, as Wabash Valley claimed a decisive 51 point victory, 108-57.
Depth was a key factor in the match-up, with five Warriors reaching double-digit scoring. The WVC bench also outscored their Baron counterparts, 45-5.
Ja'Kwan Jones, a 6'7" freshman led the charge for the Warriors, earning a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds, as well as a steal. Classmate DeAngelo Isby put up 15 points to go along with his 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals.
Brandon Wolfe, a 6'3" sophomore guard, managed a 15 point performance as well, pulling down 3 rebounds along the way. Ryan Cooper used a 3-5 day behind the three point line to power an 11 point showing.
JuJuan Starks, a freshman guard, had 13 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals.
Several Warriors had a phenomenal day shooting the ball. The arc was especially kind to WVC, as the home team went 14-24 for a 58.3 percent success rate from long range.
But the Warriors did most of their work from within the key. Wabash Valley outscored the Barons in the paint, 54-20.
Overall, they shot 65.1 percent from the floor.
With five more consecutive home games before making their first road trip, the young Warriors will next host Lindsey Wilson on Nov. 5 at 6:00 pm.
Thanks to DRR