Weir has career night, leads Purdue Fort Wayne to 111-65 win
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Matt Weir came off the bench to score 22 points with eight assists and five rebounds, all career highs, as Purdue Fort Wayne thrashed Division III Manchester 111-65 on Tuesday night.
Kason Harrell hit 6 of 9 from the floor for 17 points and added three steals as Purdue Fort Wayne (2-2) swiped the ball 14 times. Dee Montgomery added 15 points with four assists and John Konchar chipped in 12 points while grabbing nine rebounds as seven Mastodons scored in double figures. Konchar had two steals to bring his career total to 211, ranking him third in program history.
Manchester led 26-24 midway in the first half and stayed close until the Mastodons went on a 19-11 run at the end of the first half to take a 47-37 advantage into the break. Dylan Carl slammed home a dunk and Harrell drilled a 3-pointer to open the second half and Manchester never threatened again.
The Mastodons shot 60 percent (43-73) from the floor while holding Manchester to 26-of-64 shooting (39 percent).
Adrian Johnson led the Spartans with 16 points.