Grant Prusator scored a season-high 24 points to lead Arkansas Tech University to an 83-69 Great American Conference men’s basketball win over Henderson State University at Tucker Coliseum in Russellville on Thursday night.
Prusator connected on 4-of-5 tries from 3-point range in the first half to help the Wonder Boys (10-4 overall, 6-4 GAC) build a 44-31 halftime lead.
Tech made six of its first eight field goal tries to begin the second half and pull away for good. The Wonder Boys shot 55 percent (31-of-56) from the field for the game, including 10-of-24 from 3-point range.
Prusator finished 8-of-11 from the field and 6-of-9 from the 3-point arc.
“When (Prusator) shoots the ball well, it really opens up a lot of driving lanes for us,” said Arkansas Tech head coach Chad Kline. “Credit Grant. He knows that’s what he does best for us, and he’s really been getting in the gym and working on his shot.”
Montrell Williams added 13 points for Tech, while Bennie Lufile and Justin Graham chipped in 10 points apiece. Freddy Lee notched eight points, five rebounds and a season-high nine assists.
Brad Nairn, Kaylon Tappin and Kevin Kozan scored 12 points apiece for Henderson State (11-5, 6-4).
The Wonder Boys and the nationally 16th-ranked University of Arkansas-Monticello Boll Weevils will meet at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Steelman Fieldhouse in Monticello. Radio station KCJC 102.3 FM and www.arkansastechsports.com will have play-by-play coverage.