Monday, November 30, 2015

Harmon, Millison lead UIS men to basketball win

The University of Illinois Springfield men's basketball team led by 14 points at halftime and held off an Ohio Dominican rally to win 77-70 Saturday at the Saint Joseph’s College Thanksgiving Classic.

Trent Weaver’s jumper cut UIS’ lead to 73-68 with 49 seconds remaining. The Prairie Stars’ Jamall Millison missed two free throws and Ohio Dominican’s Ryan Hoyng grabbed the rebound. Hoyng passed the ball to Sherman Waugh, whose layup with 29 seconds left got the Panthers within three points. UIS’ Paxton Harmon and Millison each converted two foul shots in the final 20 seconds, while Ohio Dominican missed two shots.

Harmon and Millison scored 18 points apiece. Harmon had five rebounds and made four of the Stars’ 12 3-pointers. Davi Austin and JJ Cravatta had 12 points apiece for UIS. Vince Walker added 10.

The win snapped the Stars’ two-game losing streak and moved their record to 3-3. UIS was ahead 38-24 at halftime.

The win was featured by The State Journal-Register on November 29, 2015.

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