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Providence men close out Cactus Classic with 83-65 win over Embry Riddle

Posted at 9:46 PM, Dec 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 19:04:14-05

PHOENIX – The University of Providence men’s basketball team closed the Cactus Classic with an 83-65 win over Embry Riddle. The Argos went 2-1 at the showcase in Phoenix.

Senior forward Jake Wetzel led the Argos with 21 points off the bench on 7-of-14 from the field, including 7-of-13 from beyond the arc. Wetzel added 10 rebounds for his second career double-double.

Jalen Shepard added 20 points and five steals in a winning effort. The Eagles were led by Nick Johnson with 15 points in defeat.

Providence jumped out to a 48-33 lead at halftime and held a double-digit lead the rest of the way.

The Argos (10-3) are off until a Dec. 29 road game against Lethbridge, before returning home and resuming Frontier Conference play Jan. 4 against Lewis-Clark State.