PIEDMONT – Shawnee struggled knocking down easy baskets and still managed to pull of a road win.
The Wolves went 15 of 32 at the charity stripe and held off Piedmont 70-68 Tuesday evening.
“It was nice to go on the road and get the win,” Coach Ron Arthur said. “Piedmont is a dangerous team and with our poor free-throw shooting we are very fortunate tonight. We have to give Piedmont credit. They made some tough shots late.”
Shawnee and Piedmont were tied 15-15 after the first quarter. The Wolves managed to outscore Piedmont 19-16 in the second quarter and held a 34-32 at halftime.
Shawnee made 3 of 7 three-pointers in the first half.
The game was back and fourth the rest of the way and Piedmont had the final shot but were unable to force overtime.
Love ended up with a double-double, scoring 18 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. Willis flirted with a double-double as he finished with 18 points and 9 rebounds.
J'Briell Easley was the third Wolves player in double figures with 10 points. He also blocked two shots.
Tanner Morris and Tyler Huebert contributed nine points apiece.
Shawnee (3-3) will host Ponca City Friday.