Long leads Highlanders over Blackburn

January 27, 2016 | 11:04 PM

FINAL SCORE:  MacMurray College 83  Blackburn College 75
LOCATION: Jacksonville, IL – Bill Wall Gym
RECORDS: MacMurray College 10-8, 7-4 SLIAC Blackburn College 6-12, 5-6 SLIAC


Tension was up as the two rivals hit the court. Mike Cameron opened up the game sinking a three and the Highlanders were up. Chris Davis quickly answered for the Beavers with a three and the shoot off began. Pulling from that momentum, the Beavers took off on a roll scoring seven points taking an eight point lead. Kollin Keltner would later on pull the Highlanders back on top shooting two three pointers in a row, finishing with a halftime score of 40-39. Momentum was up in the second half, and the two teams remained neck and neck. With five minutes remaining in the game, the Highlanders would seal the win staying consistent at the free throw line. The Highlanders went 10-for-13 at 77% in the second half, resulting in a 83-75 victory over the Beavers.  


Brent Long led for the Highlanders with 36 points, 10 rebounds, and 1 assist.

Tim Frazier followed with 13 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 assist.

Keltner added 11 points, 5 assists, and 1 rebound.



Jake Maestranzi led for the Beavers with 21 points, 7 assists, and 3 rebounds.

DeAndre Manuel followed with 18 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 steals.

Jamie Moore had a double-double for the Beavers with 12 points, and 13 rebounds.


Next action for the Highlanders comes Saturday, Jan. 30 as they travel to take on conference opponent, Principia. 

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