EIU Women Fall, SIUE Men Drop Game
Published on December 17 2013 2:11 pm
Last Updated on December 22 2013 3:31 pm
Written by Millie Lange
EIU Women Drop Loss
CARBONDALE, Ill. – Southern Illinois pulled away late the contest to post a 66-60 win over the Panther women’s basketball team on Monday night at SIU Arena. EIU falls to 3-6 on the year.
With the game tied 48-48 with 6:05 remaining in the game, the Salukis (2-6) went on a 6-0 run to take a 54-48 advantage to regain the lead. EIU got within two (56-54) on a Jordyne Crunk basket with 2:47 left on the clock before the Salukis pulled away by going 2-for-2 from the floor and 5-for-7 from behind the arc in the closing minutes.
EIU jumped out to an early 4-0 lead to start the game before the Salukis responded with an 18-6 run to take their largest lead of the half, 18-10, with 7:05 on the clock. The Panthers battled back to tie the game at 20 on a free throw by Katlyn Payne with two and half minutes remaining before intermission. SIU would take a 23-22 advantage into halftime.
Crunk led the Panther offense with a career-high 23 points, going 9-for-14 from the floor and 2-for-4 from the charity stripe. Sabina Oroszova and Payne both added 11 points in the loss.
Chicago State Upends SIUE Men's Squad
CHICAGO, Ill. - Chicago State shot 56 percent from the field Monday and upended SIUE men's basketball 81-64 at the Jones Convocation Center.
Chicago State finished with four players scoring in double figures led by 20 points from Clarke Rosenberg.
SIUE fell to 2-9 as Rozzell Nunn led the offense with 12 points and six rebounds.
Chicago State, 5-6 overall, used a 14-2 run midway through the first half to take control of the game. CSU had a seven-point lead (38-31) at halftime but shot better than 60 percent from the field over the final 20 minutes.
Nate Duhon scored 19 off the bench for Chicago State. Eddie Denard added 18 while Corey Gray scored 10.
SIUE's Maurice Wiltz and Keaton Jackson were the only other players in double figures with 10 points each. Jackson was a perfect 4 of 4 from the field.
The Cougars are now idle until next Monday when they travel to Carbondale for a 7 p.m. contest against the Salukis of SIU Carbondale.