Indiana Wesleyan turned the ball over 18 times, but it still managed to post an 87-72 victory over the Eagles. Reinhardt also dominated the offensive glass, getting 19 second-chance points.
One area where the Eagles struggled was beyond the arc. Reinhardt averages nearly 11 3-pointers per game, but was held to just five on 25 attempts against Indiana Wesleyan.
Reinhardt (17-14) trailed early — 10-2 — but battled back to lead 15-14. It didn’t last long, however, as Indiana Wesleyan took an eight-point lead into the second half.
Reinhardt trailed by as many as 22 points in the second half. Wood also led the team in rebounds with nine.
Freshman Duncan Jones, a former standout at Creekview High School, scored one point in the game.
Former Sequoyah High School standout Zach Cagle allowed just three hits and retired the last 12 batters he faced for a complete-game shutout as Reinhardt defeated Point 3-0 in Appalachian Athletic Conference play Friday night.
Cagle allowed only two runners to reach second base and one of them was picked off. He struck out nine and faced two batters over the minimum.
The Eagles (20-9, 5-2 AAC) scored their first run on an RBI double by Dusty Davis in the third. It wasn’t until the seventh inning that Reinhardt increased its lead.
In the bottom of the seventh, Tyler Adams, another Sequoyah product, worked out of a 0-2 count to draw a walk, and Stuart Young entered to pinch-run. When a pickoff attempt was made on Young, he was able to advance to third as the throw landed in the visiting bullpen.
Adams’ brother, Tucker, hit the next pitch into shallow left. Young scored easily, but the throw, which chased him home allowed Tucker Adams to advance to second and try for third. The throw to catch Adams at third bounced down the left-field line, allowing him to score for the 3-0 lead.