Your network for multiple sports and entertainment

High School Bounce

2015-2016 High School Bounce




High School Bounce marks its sixth season this year! Check back in the coming weeks for game schedules and times.

Click Here for Game

Click here for season schedule and archived games.

What We Cover

Today is

December 2019
M T W T F S S
« Nov    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

Posts Tagged ‘Armond Battle.’

Wright State wins close affair at tough Millett Hall, 51-49

 

The Wright State men’s basketball team nearly saw a five-point lead slip away in the final minute, but held on for a 51-49 win over the Miami RedHawks Saturday at Millett Hall.

The Raiders rebounded from a tough loss at Air Force to win at one of the toughest basketball arenas to play in.

Miami jumped out to a 9-1 lead on threes by Julian Mavunga, Will Sullivan and Josh Sewell three minutes into the contest and the margin was seven until an 8-0 WSU run, capped off by a Reggie Arceneaux three, put the Raiders up for the first time at 16-15 at the 4:27 mark.

The one-point lead then seesawed between the two teams the rest of the half before the RedHawks went into the break up 22-21 on a Mavunga dunk in the final minute.

Cole Darling led WSU with 13 points

Back-to-back Cole Darling three put Wright State up 29-25 with 16:29 remaining and the lead grew to 34-27 on an Arceneaux three-point play at the 14:44 mark.

Miami tied it at 37 on a Mavunga free throw with 8:13 left, but Armond Battle gave the Raiders the lead for good with a three and the WSU lead was 50-45 on two Julius Mays foul shots with 56 seconds remaining.

Jon Harris, however, cut the margin to two with a three-pointer and the RedHawks looked to be in position to tie the game as Mavunga went to the foul line with 2.1 seconds left.

Mavunga made the first, but missed the second and after Battle gathered in the rebound, he hit the first of two free throws at the 0.5-second mark.  Battle intentionally missed the second and Miami missed a desperation shot as time expired.

WSU shot 34 percent for the game compared to 30 percent for the RedHawks.

Darling was the only Raider in double figures as he scored 13 off the bench.  Arceneaux and Mays each had eight.

Mavunga led Miami (2-5) with a double-double of 19 points and 16 rebounds while Harris had 10 off the bench.

Wright State (4-6) faces another local rival on Wednesday, December 14, as the Raiders host Cincinnati in a 7:00 contest that will be televised on ESPN2.

 

Game Press Release courtesy of Wright State media relations

Wright State holds off Youngstown State, 63-62

An Armond Battle free throw with 1.4 seconds left proved to be the difference as the Wright State men’s basketball team defeated Youngstown State 63-62 Saturday at WSU’s Nutter Center.

It was all Youngstown State in the early going as the Penguins used a 19-3 run to take a 30-13 lead with 7:14 remaining in the first half.  WSU, however, stormed back with an 18-5 run of its own, seven coming from both Julius Mays and Battle, to cut the deficit to four before the Penguins took a 38-32 lead into halftime.

(logo courtesy of Youngstown State athletics via wikipedia commons)

Youngstown State shot 52 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes, including nine of 15 from three, but the Raiders also shot well at 46 percent altogether and three of six from behind the arc.  WSU was also nine of 12 at the foul line compared to three of five for the Penguins.

Mays put Wright State up 42-41 with a layup at the 14:24 mark of the second half and neither team had more than a four-point edge until a driving layup from Battle followed by an AJ Pacher three gave the Raiders a 62-57 lead with 2:45 to play.

Back came the Penguins, though, as two Kendrick Perry foul shots and a Blake Allen three tied the game for the 11th time at 62 with 1:32 left.

That set the stage for Battle as he was fouled on a drive to the basket with 1.4 seconds left.  He made the first, but missed the second.  After a timeout with one second left, the Penguins had one last chance, but a shot by Damian Eargle went off the back of the rim as time expired.

Wright State hit 12 of 23 shots in the second half for 52 percent as the Raiders ended the game at 49 percent overall, while YSU made just seven of 25 shots the final 20 minutes to end up at 40 percent.  WSU also led 30-2 in points in the paint.

(courtesy of Wright State athletics)

Mays led the Raiders with 19 points, 12 coming in the second half, while Pacher had a career-high 16 points and Battle tied a career high with 13 off the bench.

DuShawn Brooks paced Youngstown State (5-2, 1-1 Horizon) with 17 points while Allen had 15 and Eargle 10.

Wright State improves to 3-5, 0-2 in the Horizon League.

 

Game press release courtesy of Wright State athletics

Raiders pull away from Jackson State in second half

 

After struggling in the first half, the offense came alive in the second as the Wright State men’s basketball team defeated Jackson State 56-39 Wednesday night at WSU’s Nutter Center.

Both teams found the scoring hard to come by in the opening 20 minutes as Cole Darling’s layup at the 11:07 mark made it a 3-2 Jackson State lead.  The Tigers maintained a slight edge for most of the rest of the period until jumpers by Kendall Griffin and Reggie Arceneaux in the final minute gave the Raiders a 17-14 halftime advantage.

After hitting just one of its first 18 shots, Wright State made six of its final eight in the first half to shoot 27 percent while Jackson State was three of 17 for 18 percent.

WSU then started the second half with a 20-8 run, nine of those coming on three three-pointers by Arceneaux, to go up 37-22 with nine minutes to play.  The Tigers would get no closer than eight the rest of the way as the Raiders closed the game with an 11-2 burst over the final two minutes.

Reggie Arceneaux (courtesy of WSU athletics)

Wright State shot 36 percent in the second half to finish at 31 percent overall while Jackson State was at 26 percent.  WSU went 18 of 26 at the foul line compared to 15 of 21 for the Tigers and led 13-3 in points off of turnovers as the Raiders forced 21 while committing 13.

Arceneaux led Wright State with 15 points, 11 coming in the second half, while Armond Battle had 10, all after halftime.  Darling had nine points and nine rebounds in his first action of the year and John Balwigaire chipped in nine off the bench.

Jenirro Bush paced Jackson State (0-3) with 15 points, but no other Tiger had more than five.

Wright State (2-1), now 1-1 in the Global Sports Shootout, wraps up tournament play with a pair of games in the Sunshine State next week.  On Monday, November 21, WSU faces Florida in a 7:00 matchup at the St. Pete Times Forum, a game that can be seen live on Fox Sports Florida.  The Raiders then head to Jacksonville to take on North Florida on Wednesday, November 23, also at 7:00.

 

 

Courtesy of WSU athletics

 

Wright State Raiders rebound from OSU loss with win over Division III Kenyon

 

 

The Wright State Raiders men’s basketball team open the home portion of its schedule with a win Sunday afternoon as the Raiders defeated Kenyon 80-56 at WSU’s Nutter Center.

The Lords scored the first five points of the contest before WSU answered with a 10-0 run, half of those coming from Armond Battle.  The margin was still five until an 11-1 burst over a three-minute span, including five by John Balwigaire, put Wright State up 25-10 with 7:26 remaining in the first half.  Another 10-0 run extended the lead to 19 before the Raiders went into the half up 42-24.

Tavares Sledge (courtesy of WSU athletics)

Both teams shot the ball well in the first half as WSU was at 41 percent compared to 40 percent for Kenyon, but the Raiders also made 12 of 16 foul shots while the Lords were just three of 10 from the stripe.

Wright State eventually pushed the lead to as much as 71-41 with 6:53 remaining before coasting to the victory.

The Raiders shot 44 percent for the game, 46 percent in the second half, and were 23 of 29 at the free throw line, 11 of 13 the final 20 minutes.  Kenyon, meanwhile, shot 41 percent on the night, including 11 of 22 from three-point range, but was just nine of 19 at the line.

Wright State led 32-12 in points in the paint and 29-3 in points off of turnovers as the Raiders forced 22 turnovers while committing only 11.

Tavares Sledge paced WSU with 16 points off the bench, 12 in the second half, and had eight rebounds while Balwigaire had 14 and Kendall Griffin and Battle 11 each.  Overall, the Raider reserves outscored the Kenyon bench 50-37.

 

Info courtesy of Wright State athletics

Wright State beats Green Bay in Horizon League tourney; Vikings next up

MEGASPORTSNEWS.COM GAME COVERAGE


Wright State’s Raiders led by two points in a close game, but outscored Green Bay 10-2 the rest of the contest, as 6th-seeded WSU defeated the 7th- seeded Phoenix 60-50 in the first round of the Horizon League tournament at the Nutter Center in Fairborn.

WSU got off quick with 8-1 and 14-3 leads but Green Bay came back and went ahead at the half on a Rahmon Fletcher foul shot with three seconds left.

The Raiders played good defense, leading 23-11 in points off turnovers as they forced 18 while committing only 11.

Vaughn Duggins led all scorers with 22 points and added seven rebounds. Armond Battle had a season-high 13 off the bench.

Armond Battle (courtesy of Wright State athletics)

Alec Brown carried Green Bay (14-18) with 15 points

Wright State (19-13) will now take on #3 seeded Cleveland State (25-7), a 73-61 winner over Illinois-Chicago. The second round contest will take place on Friday at 6:00 pm at U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee.

GAME NOTES

* The win over UIC on February 5, was WSU’s 100th since the start of the Brownell/Donlan era 4-plus years ago, giving them at least an average of 20 wins a year.

* With 10 wins in the Horizon League, WSU clinched its fifth straight season it has recorded double-digit wins in the league.

* The four Wright State seniors have seen the number 100 several times this year in games played. The Southern game was Vaughn Duggins’ 100th game in a Raider uniform. The Cincinnati game was his 100th start. Troy Tabler played in his 100th game at Central Michigan. Cooper Land’s 100th game was at Charlotte. N’Gai Evans played in his 100th game at Green Bay.

* The series is tied 22-22, but Wright State leads 17-5 in the Nutter Center.

* The Green Bay frontline of Alec Brown and Daniel Turner have had freshman seasons among the best in the program history. Brown’s 311 points this season are the most by a Phoenix freshman since Mike Schachtner’s 320 in 2005-06, and his 174 rebounds rank third all-time among freshman while Turner’s 168 boards rank sixth.

* Senior Rahmon Fletcher is winding down one of the best individual careers in Green Bay history. He recently moved into fifth place on the school’s all-time scoring list. He now has 1,674 career points, to pass former teammate Mike Schactner (2006-09).

* Rahmon Fletcher has played in his 128th career game and 123rd career start. The 128th career game is the third-most played by a Green Bay player, behind only Troy Cotton and Terry Evans with 131.

* Fellow Phoenix senior Bryquis Perine played in his 127th career game, which is fourth all-time.

* The 155 career games by Fletcher and Perine are more than any other Green Bay duo that played in the same four-season period and more than any active Horizon League duo.