Highlanders Keep Pace in SLIAC Race with 67-62 Win over Webster U.
January 25, 2014
Trailing by as many as eleven points in the first half, the MacMurray College men's basketball team battled back for a crucial 67-62 win over visiting Webster University Saturday afternoon in Bill Wall Gymnasium. The victory keeps the Highlanders in a virtual tie for first place in the SLIAC standings with Spalding University.
Hunter Sutton came off the MacMurray bench to lead the Highlanders in both scoring (15 points) and rebounding (8). Dylan Burton added twelve points and Dylan Guthrie was also in double-figures with eleven points. Every Highlander that got in the game scored at least two points; and Coach Creal's club needed every one of them in a hotly-contested game against the Gorloks.
Webster University was led by Ahmad Smith's seventeen points; and Kevin Miller added sixteen points and a game-high ten rebounds.
The Highlanders, who have now won five straight games, improve to 12-4 overall and 8-1 in SLIAC play; while Webster drops to 10-6 overall and 7-2 in conference.
MacMurray College travels to Iowa Wesleyan College on Wednesday night for another key SLIAC game; and they'll be back at home next Saturday to take on Greenville College.