The men’s basketball team knocked off previously undefeated New Jersey City University (6–1) by a score of 78-73 today in Huntingdon, Pa. as a part of Juniata College’s Doc Greene Tournament.
The Bombers move to 3–5 on the season with the win, and earned back-to-back wins for the first time this season.
The game was played eerily even throughout. Both New Jersey City and the South Hill squad shot 48 percent from the field and 31 percent from three-point range. The Bombers had one more assist than the Gothic Knights and out rebounded them 35–32, but the biggest disparity in the game was in free throws.
South Hill went 16 for 20 (80 percent) from the charity stripe, while the Gothic Knights went 6 for 11 (55 percent).
Junior forward Andrei Oztemel and sophomore Frank Mitchell lead the Blue and Gold in scoring with 26 and 24 points respectively. Mitchell also posted a double-double, grabbing 10 rebounds.
Senior guard Jordan Marcus chipped in 10 points.
The Blue and Gold will play the winner of Penn State Mont Alto and Juniata in the tournament championship game slated for 4 p.m. tomorrow.