MacMurray Men Defeat Westminster 85-72 to Set Up Showdown With Spalding

February 15, 2014

Cole Bush The MacMurray College men's basketball team took over sole possession of second place in the SLIAC standings Saturday afternoon with an 85-72 win over Westminster College. 

Senior forward Brady Slagle paced the Highlanders with 21 points, seven rebounds and four assists.  Dylan Guthrie went 5-6 from the field (4-5 from 3-point range) and was 3-3 from the free-throw line to add seventeen points in the win; and Spencer Pratt added thirteen points and seven rebounds.

Verdis Lee, Jr. and Joe James led the visiting Blue Jays with fifteen points apiece; and Jordan Jones and Brandon Moore also scored in double-figures with twelve points each.

With the win, the Highlanders improve to 17-5 overall and 13-2 in SLIAC play. Westminster drops to 14-9 overall and 12-4 in conference play.

Coach Todd Creal's club in now alone in second place in the conference standings and one game behind league-leading Spalding University.  The Highlanders will host Spalding Monday night at 8PM in Wall Gymnasium.

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