November, 2011 Archives

Bradley trailed by as many as 14 points in the second half before rallying to pull within two in the closing minutes, but visiting Wisconsin-Milwaukee held off the Braves for a 71-67 victory Monday at Renaissance Coliseum. Senior Leah Kassing scored a career-high 23 points and freshman Shronda Butts added a season-best 13 points to lead the Braves, who fell to 4-3 on the year with the loss. The Panthers (2-3 overall) capitalized at the foul line, making 28-of-39 attempts (71.8 percent) and shot 41.2 percent (7-for-17) from three-point range in the victory.  Angela Rodriguez led four UWM players in double figures with 21 points.

-Bob

Nevada guard Malik Story scored a game-high 20 points, capped by two free throws with 5.8 seconds remaining, to seal a 63-59 win against Bradley (3-3) in the consolation game of the Chicago Invitational Challenge Saturday evening at the Sears Centre. Senior forward Taylor Brown led Bradley with 18 points to join Story on the all-tournament team.  Sophomore guard Walt Lemon, Jr. added 14 points for the Braves, while forward Olek Czyz chipped in 18 points for the Wolfpack (4-3).

-Bob


Ryan Evans, Jordan Taylor and Josh Gasser had 15 points apiece and No. 11 Wisconsin scored 18 points off turnovers in a 66-43 victory over Bradley in the Chicago Invitational Challenge on Friday night. Taylor Brown scored 18 points for the Braves (3-2), who have dropped two straight. Bradley had 17 turnovers and shot just 34 percent (18 of 53) from the field. Wisconsin hit 25 of 59 from the field (42.4 percent). Center Jared Berggren grabbed 10 rebounds for the Badgers (5-0), who face BYU in Saturday’s championship at the suburban Chicago Sears Centre.

-Bob

Trying to overcome its largest deficit of the season (12 points) in the final 5:59, Bradley (3-1) had the tying shot in the air twice in the final 40 seconds, but could not get over the hump in a 70-66 loss to visiting Wofford (2-2) in the second round of the Chicago Invitational Challenge Tuesday night at Carver Arena. Kevin Giltner scored a career-best 29 points to lead three Terriers in double figures. Drew Crowell added a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Karl Cochran added 12 points and eight boards for Wofford.  Bradley junior guard Dyricus Simms-Edwards paced three Braves in double figures with 22 points.  Senior forward Taylor Brown recorded his second straight double-double with 16 points and a game-high 11 rebounds, while sophomore guard Walt Lemon, Jr.chipped in 14 points.

-Bob

Bradley University senior forward Taylor Brown recorded his seventh career double-double by leading all players with 26 points and a career-best 14 rebounds, powering the Braves (3-0) to a 78-69 win versus North Dakota (2-1) Saturday night at Carver Arena. Brown also shared game-high honors with four assists, made off with a steal and played 36 turnover-free minutes.  Sophomore point guard Walt Lemon, Jr. added 19 points, sophomore center Jordan Prosser scored 15 and junior guard Dyricus Simms-Edwards chipped in with 10. The Fighting Sioux guard Troy Huff put up a double-double of his own with 22 points and 12 rebounds, while Patrick Mitchell added 15 points and Aaron Anderson scored 13. Though Bradley shot just 61.3 percent from the free throw line, the Braves iced the game by making 9-of-12 attempts in the final 1:46.  The Braves also made 14-of-23 (.609) field goal attempts in the second half, finishing at 48.3 percent overall, compared to 34.7 percent for North Dakota.

-Bob

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