A sweet 66% shooting performance lifted the Wheeling Jesuit men's hoops team over the visiting West Virginia State Yellow Jackets on Saturday, leading to a big 103-84 victory at the McDonough Center.
The victory extends the Cardinals win streak to three and improves them to 9-8 (7-7 MEC) on the season heading into a three game road stretch.
On Senior Day at WJU, the Cardinals only senior Andre Harris came within six of reaching 1000 career points with a 23-point outing. The Cardinals were led by Justin Fritts who had 28 on the night to put him back on top as WJU's leading scorer this season, averaging 19.1.
Just below Fritts on the points table is Eric Siefert who had another big night, posting a double-double with 17 points and 10 assists.
Siefert and Fritts accounted for 19 of WJU's 29 assists between them, a number that was plainly evident to the fans in the crowd who were witness to some beautiful passing.
Fritts is currently in second place in the MEC in most assists, averaging 5.58/game.
Fans can start referring to Siefert as the Irnonman, as he leads the nation in most minutes played over the season, averaging 39.33.
In the second half, the Cardinals shot an unbelievable 76% from the field, going 19-25.
The Cardinals now take to the road and head to Charleston to face UC on Monday, February 3.