Widener's Jared Peters records triple-double in weekend win

Matt Leon
January 20, 2020 - 3:00 pm
Widener junior guard Jared Peters.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 2019-20 season has been a special one so far for the Widener University men's basketball team. And that special season got a very special performance this weekend.

Widener improved to 14-2 on the season with an 82-68 home win over Hood College on Sunday and in the win, junior guard Jared Peters put together the first triple-double of his basketball career: He finished the game with 16 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists.

"I had no clue until after the game," Peters told KYW Newsradio about his statistical achievement. "My coach came up to me and he's like, 'You got it!' I was like, 'I got what?' He told me a triple-double. I was like, 'Wow!' I thought maybe I had a double-double, but it was a surprise to me honestly when I found that out."

Peters leads the Pride in scoring this season at 13.3 points per game, and the 14 rebounds and 10 assists both represented career highs for the Governor Mifflin High School product.

"I think the hardest part of any triple-double is always assists because you have to rely on your teammates to really knock down shots," he said. "My teammates really stepped up. Connor Laverty, he had a great game, he had 24 points. Everybody on the team was just knocking down shots and when that's happening, it's easy to pile up assists."

In addition to their gaudy overall record, the Pride sit alone in first place with a perfect 7-0 record in the MAC Commonwealth. 

"It's awesome playing with the guys," Peters said. "Off the court, we're great friends so I think that really translates to on the court. We have a great bond when we're playing together, good chemistry. We hold each other accountable, which really helps us when we're playing. Just playing with these guys, it's always a great time."

Peters and the Pride return to action on Wednesday with a home game against Arcadia University. 

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