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Cannon has career day in Indiana Tech win

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Senior Warrior puts in 25 against Aquinas

Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 12:01 am

Antonio Cannon poured in a career and game-high 25 points to lead Indiana tech to a 70-60 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference men's basketball victory over Aquinas College on Saturday at the Schaefer Center.

The victory improved Indiana Tech to 17-6 overall and 10-5 in conference play while Aquinas dipped to 10-13 and 8-7 in the WHAC.

Warrior coach Al Grushkin has now won six out of the seven games against the Saints since taking over the team before the 2010-11 season.

Jordan Hickman and Melvin Brooks got the Warriors off to a great start, combining for 11 points, before Antonio Landers sank a 3-pointer to put Indiana Tech in front 14-2 just over six minutes into the game.

The Warriors made eight of their first nine shots from the floor to pull ahead 21-8 midway through the first half. Cannon would then score 13 points over the final eight minutes of the period to give Tech a 38-27 lead at halftime.

Through the first 20 minutes of action, Indiana Tech shot 68 percent, including 5-for-10 from behind the arc, while the Saints struggled, making only 37 percent of their shots and just 1-for-9 from three-point range.

Aquinas closed the gap to six, 39-33, early in the second half before Cannon and Landers fueled an 18-5 run to blow the game wide open. The Warriors would cruise from there to their third straight victory.

Cannon finished the afternoon 10-for-16 from the floor and added eight rebounds to his 25 points. Landers also turned in a season-best performance with 16 points and five rebounds. Brooks followed with 13 points and seven boards while Hickman had 10 points and seven assists.

Indiana Tech will travel to Concordia on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.