Highlanders upset Iowa Wesleyan
January 23, 2016 | 10:55 AM
FINAL SCORE: MacMurray College 95 Iowa Wesleyan University 79
LOCATION: Jacksonville, IL – Bill Wall Gym
RECORDS: MacMurray College 9-8, 6-4 SLIAC Iowa Wesleyan University 11-6, 7-3 SLIAC
HOW IT HAPPENED
Both teams rallied back in forth early in the first half, until the Highlanders were able to break away with an 11 point streak. Struggling to overcome that deficit early in the game, the Tigers did not stand a chance. The crowd lit with enthusiasm, Bill Wall Gymnasium was booming. The Highlanders feeding off the excitement, became unstoppable. At the half, MacMurray would lead 51-33. Mike Cameron rallied up the fans with his consistency at the arc. He and Taten Musso connected perfectly to continue the streak. Musso would finish with 11 points, 2 assists, and 2 rebounds. The Highlanders outshot their opponent with a 56.9% and Iowa Wesleyan falling short with 45.2%. With the victory, MacMurray now stands with a 9-8, 6-4SLIAC record.
FOR THE HIGHLANDERS
Brent Long led for the Highlanders with 23 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 assist.
Mike Cameron followed with 17 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists.
Deavis Johnson captured another double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Johnson also added 3 blocks, 4 assists, and 4 steals.
FOR THE FOES
The Tigers were led by Chris Fowler with 16 points, 4 assists, and 3 rebounds.
Brock Butler added 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 1 steal.
Steven Archibald followed with 12 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists.
Next action for the Highlanders comes Wednesday, Jan. 27 as they take on conference foe, Blackburn College in Bill Wall Gymnasium for Coaches vs Cancer game.