Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sparkman lifts UIS past Robert Morris in men's basketball

University of Illinois Springfield forward Dylan Sparkman is emerging as a force.

The 6-foot-10 sophomore led the UIS men’s basketball team in scoring for the second consecutive game, and his career-high 24 points helped the Stars to a 72-56 non-conference victory over Robert Morris University on Tuesday at The Recreation and Athletic Center.

UIS scored its second victory of the season.

Sparkman has become a go-to option in a young season. He scored 18 points against Cedarville and tossed in 12 points each against Northwood and Benedictine University at Springfield.

He had career highs of seven points and five rebounds last season as a freshman. “I knew I was going to have to come in and step up to fill the shoes of Michael Fakuade,” Sparkman said. “He was a big player for us, so I knew I had to step up.”

The win was featured by the State Journal-Register on November 28, 2012.

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