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Men's Basketball - Tue, Jan. 10, 2017
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WYOMING, Mich. - - - The men's basketball team had a quick turn around after a convincing 85-66 win over Indiana University South Bend last Saturday afternoon. Judson traveled to Wyoming, Mich. on Monday to take on Grace Bible College in a non-conference match-up. The NCCAA contest left the Eagles on the losing end of a close 72-71 road loss to move Judson to 5-11 overall on the season.

 

The game was highlighted by both Justin Allen (SR/Hampshire, IL) and Kevin Sexton (SR/Arlington Heights, IL) who led the Eagles in scoring with 21 and 20 points respectively. The two guards would combine for 41 of the Eagles' 71 points and shot 7-for-15 from 3-pt range. Overall the team shot an impressive 47 percent from the field and 39 percent from behind the arc. Will Woodhouse (SR/Elgin, IL) was the only other Eagle to reach double-digits with his 10 points shooting 4-for-9 from the field. 

 

Andrew Eck (SR/Belvidere, IL) and Illya Galloway (SR/Lansing, IL) would both contribute eight points a piece in just under 30 minutes of action for both players. Looking at the numbers, Judson put themselves in a good position to pick up their second win of the month. The Eagles put up a 40 to 31 point lead going into half time and shot close to 50 percent from the field. Grace Bible College would counter shooting 42 percent in the first half and go on to out score the Eagles 41 to 31 in the second half. 

 

Judson managed to turn 15 Grace turnovers into 23 points, but GBC would dominate the paint scoring 38 of 72 points in the lane. Grace would also get numerous chances at the charity stripe with 18 more chances at the line then Judson. GBC would go 17-for-22 from the free-throw line as the Eagles would only find two trips as Eck would shoot the pair going 3-for-4.  

 

Free-throws would end up being the deciding factor as Grace closed a seven point lead for the one point win in the last two minutes of the contest. GBC would convert a momentous basket that drew the foul for a three point play after the made free-throw. Grace would go on to make a late 3-pt shot with 30 seconds left on the clock and GBC would stop Sexton's last second shot for the Eagles on the defensive end for the 72 to 71 win. GBC held Judson scoreless in the last two minutes and overcame the largest lead for the Eagles at 12 points mid way through the second half.

 

Judson will now return home for continued play in the CCAC as they host Roosevelt University on Wednesday, January 11th. Tip-off is set for 7:30pm (CT).