ROANOKE - Fourteen of 17 accuracy from the free throw stripe aided Roanoke-Benson in a 56-48 victory over Eureka Tuesday night at Dick Broers Gymnasium.
The Rockets (7-2) were in the double bonus over the game's last five minutes and 25 seconds.
“It was huge. It allowed them not to pressure as much and it allowed us to get to the free throw line where we made nine of 11 in the fourth quarter,” stated Rockets’ coach Abe Zeller. “We made our free throws.”
Seven of the 14 makes came from Jake Weber, who finished with a game-high 19 points. Keegan Zimmerman's 16 points led the Hornets (7-4), who converted just three of 14 field goal attempts in the fourth period.
“It’s like everything...you have to make shots,” Eureka coach Tim Meiss said, “It’s fair to say they (R-B) missed some shots too. They gapped us and they were able to spread us out and forced us to foul.”
Notes: The win was R-B's third in a row over Eureka. The combined margin has been 23 points, including two that were decided in overtime.
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