Bowen’s bucket lifts Wilmington to win
Wilmington (42) Vs. Mohawk (40)
Matt Bowen’s only two points of the game couldn’t have come at a better time for Wilmington.
Bowen scored on a layup with two seconds left Wednesday night to give the Greyhounds a 42-40 victory over Mohawk. It marked the first career win for Wilmington coach Mike Jeckavitch.
“We were definitely excited,” Jeckavitch said. “I know our team was really itching for that first win.”
Jeckavitch said the final play worked to perfection. Vince Pitzulo set a backdoor screen, and Bowen rolled to the basket. Senior Daryl Pace, in his first game back from an injury, found Bowen under the hoop for the winning score.
While Bowen was the hero, Jeckavitch said Curtis Bretz was the catalyst for the win. He scored a team-high 13 points and played solid defense for the Greyhounds (1-2).
“We struggled on the offensive end, but Curtis Bretz really controlled the game offensively and defensively with his intensity and effort,” Jeckavitch said. “Getting Daryl back really helped our post presence inside, too. We played together as a team for the first time all season.”
Pace scored 12 points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds. Bowen added five boards. Pitzulo provided six points and four steals.
Tim Glass led the Warriors (0-3) with 15 points. He was the only Mohawk player in double figures.