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Tip-In Topples Wonder Boys 66-65

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Da'Ron Sims made a tip-in with 9.9 seconds remaining to give the West Georgia Wolves a 66-65 win over the nationally 22nd-ranked Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys in non-conference action at The Coliseum in Carrollton, Ga., on Monday night.

Tech (4-2) had taken a 65-64 lead on three Jeremy Dunbar free throws with 26.9 seconds left.

Deion Sims then drove the length of the floor for UWG and missed a jumper from the right side, but Da'Ron Sims was there with his 11th and final rebound of the night.

His tip-in put the Wolves in front 66-65. The Wonder Boys got two looks at potentially game-winning shots in the final seconds, but neither of them went in.

Deion Sims had 18 points for West Georgia (3-2), while Da'Ron Sims finished with 15 points. Five of his 11 rebounds were on the offensive glass.

Dunbar scored a team-high 14 points for Arkansas Tech. Johnie Davis added 12 points and James Giles had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Wonder Boys.

Tech led 25-15 with 4:58 left in the first half, but West Georgia closed the half on a 14-3 run. Ryan Godfrey's 3-pointer at the first half buzzer gave the Wolves a 29-28 lead at the break.

Neither team led by more than seven points in a second half that saw six ties and 10 lead changes. Overall, there were nine ties and 13 lead changes on Monday night.

West Georgia out-scored Tech 32-20 in points in the paint. The Wonder Boys made 11-of-27 (41 percent) from 3-point range, but they only got to the free throw line for four attempts (4-of-4). The Wolves were 13-of-18 (72 percent) at the free throw line.

The Wonder Boys will entertain Southwestern Christian for a 7 p.m. game at Tucker Coliseum in Russellville on Friday, Dec. 3.

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