(Bellarmine University release)
LOUISVILLE, Ky.-The Bellarmine University men's basketball team rolled to a big first half lead and coasted home for a 73-53 homecoming victory over Illinois-Springfield in a Great Lakes Valley Conference contest at Knights Hall on Saturday afternoon.
Bellarmine made seven of 19 first half threes and turned the ball over just two times to go into the locker room with a 42-18 lead. In the second period, the Knights saw their cushion swell to as many as 29 before the visiting Prairie Stars made a bit of a comeback to trim the final margin to 20 as the Knights utilized every available player.
Seniors Keisten Jones and Vance Hall tied for game-high honors with 16 points apiece, and freshman Rusty Troutman added 14 with 4-of-8 three point shooting. Wes Koral came off the bench to lead UIS with 15 points.