Chicago St. 81, N.J. Tech 75

Christian Wall scored 22 points to lead Chicago State to an

81-75 victory over NJIT on Saturday.

Carl Montgomery added 20 points and Antonio Lofton 18 for the

Cougars (9-22, 4-8 Great West Conference).

The Highlanders (9-19, 4-7) were led by Jheryl Wilson with 26

points, Chris Flores with 17 and Sammy Schickel with 11.

The Highlanders led 37-33 at halftime and were still leading

54-53 with 8:41 to go. But then Chicago State launched a 9-0 run to

forge a lead it never relinquished. Montgomery scored four points

during the run, Wall hit a 3-pointer and Lofton converted a

basket.

NJIT played Thursday at Utah Valley and was scheduled to close

the regular season Saturday in Chicago. However, due to a

blizzard-caused postponement Feb. 13, the Highlanders were heading

to South Dakota to play a makeup game Sunday.