December, 2010 Archives

Bradley senior guards Andrew Warren (24 points) and Dodie Dunson (18) combined for 42 points, including all 10 Bradley points in the game’s final 2:39, leading the Braves (6-5) to a 73-65 non-conference men’s basketball victory versus Detroit (7-6) Wednesday night at Carver Arena. The Braves took a 35-26 halftime lead by complimenting an efficient offensive half with some stingy defense.  The Braves shot 52.2 percent (12-23) from the floor in the first half, while limiting the Titans to a 32.3 percent (10-31) effort from the floor.  The tide turned in the second half, however, as Detroit made 11-of-19 (.579) field goal attempts after the break and also sank 15-of-21 free throw attempts.

-Bob

Bradley Braves senior guard Andrew Warren scored a game-high 23 points and freshman center Jordan Prosser enjoyed his first career double-digit scoring effort by adding 10 points, leading the Braves (5-5) to a 64-55 non-conference men’s basketball victory versus Jackson State (4-8) Monday night at Carver Arena. Bradley used some suffocating defense and efficient offense to race to their largest lead of the season, a 20-point margin (30-10), with 3:30 left in the first half, before settling for a 32-20 advantage at the break.   While Bradley was shooting an even 50 percent (13-26) from the floor in the first half, Jackson State made just 7-of-27 (.259) first-half field goal attempts and the visiting Tigers committed 14 turnovers before the break.

-Bob

The Ray and Kathy LaHood Center for Cerebral Palsy was opened December 17, 2010. The new center is located at 507 E. Armstrong Avenue housed inside Easter Seals. The ceremony included remarks from Medical Director Andrew Morgan M.D. and Easter Seals CEO Steven R. Thompson. The lahoodcenterforcp.com is a community-based program that represents a collaboration among the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Easter Seals, Children’s Hospital of Illinois, Bradley University and service providers throughout the region. It provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for children with cerebral palsy and their families. The Center offers state-of-the-art interventions including therapy, orthotics, equipment, medical treatments and surgery to help children with cerebral palsy become as functional and independent as possible.

-Bob

The Bradley Men’s Basketball team took a break from their practice schedule to spread some holiday cheer to patients and staff at Methodist Medical Center of Illinois today. Everyone was in a festive mood as the Braves players brought posters and souvenirs for there many fans and also graciously signed autographs throughout the afternoon. President & Chief Executive Officer Michael Bryant and his courteous staff were great hosts for the afternoon.

-Bob

The Peoria Rivermen scored three goals in the third period to force overtime but Teemu Laakso’s goal 2:17 into overtime gave the Milwaukee Admirals a 5-4 win at Carver Center. With Peoria on a 5-on-3 power play, Derek Nesbitt buried a cross-ice pass from T.J. Hensick. It took just 13 seconds for the Rivermen to score again on Nikita Nikitin’s blast from the point 7:04 left in regulation.

-Bob

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