Monday, November 19, 2018

Men's Basketball: Harper sparks UIS to win

Chatham Glenwood High School graduate Cole Harper scored only two field goals but sank a layup with six minutes to go to put the University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball team ahead for good in an 82-71 defeat of Arkansas Tech in the first game of the Fairfield Inn Classic Friday. 

Harper’s basket jump-started a 7-0 UIS run.

Daniel Soetan added five points in the run, including a 3-pointer with just over four minutes remaining. The Prairie Stars went 21-for-27 from the free throw line, including a 7-for-8 stretch to end the game, not allowing the Wonder Boys closer than four.

Fellow Glenwood graduate and transfer Peyton Allen led UIS with 22 points, going 11-for-13 from the free throw line. Lanphier graduate Aundrae Williams added 14 points.

This story appeared in The State Journal-Register on November 16, 2018.

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