January, 2013 Archives

Bradley scored 11 points before Evansville took its first shot and the Braves never trailed as they pulled away for a convincing 78-52 victory against the visiting Purple Aces Thursday at Renaissance Coliseum. Senior Katie Yohn helped Bradley (8-11 overall, 2-6 MVC) make a season-high 10 three-pointers, connecting on 6-of-8 from beyond the arc en route to a season-high 21 points. Evansville (7-12 overall, 5-3 MVC) trimmed BU’s early 11-point lead to three points at 25-22 with 8:58 to play in the first half, but that was as close the Braves would allow the Purple Aces to get the remainder of the contest.  After stretching its lead to nine points at the half (42-33), Bradley opened the second half with a 13-2 run to extend the advantage to 55-35 with 13:37 remaining and the game was never in doubt. Yohn had one of her six threes and a pair of assists during the run which put the game out of reach. Sophomore Michelle Young added 11 points and freshman Jenny Smith scored 10 points off the bench to help pace the Braves.  Junior Catie O’Leary dished out a career-high seven rebounds and tied Smith for team-high honors with six boards.

-Bob

Bradley junior point guard Walt Lemon Jr. scored a career-best 27 points and the Braves (13-9, 5-5 MVC) rallied from a 16-point first-half deficit to snap its longest losing streak in the Interstate 74 Rivalry with an 83-77 win against Illinois State (12-10, 3-7 MVC) Tuesday night at Carver Arena before 9,088 fans. It appeared Bradley would be headed to its eighth-consecutive loss against the Redbirds, which would have been the longest drought for either team in the rivalry, when the Braves opened the game just 4-for-20 from the field.  As cold as Bradley started, Illinois State was equally hot, making 9-of-13 field goal attempts en route to a 25-9 lead with 9:02 remaining. Tyshon Pickett and Dyricus Simms-Edwards both scored 15 points in support of Lemon’s effort. The trio of Lemon (5 steals, 5 rebounds), Simms-Edwards (4, 6) and senior swing man Jake Eastman (3, 6) combined for 12 of Bradley’s 13 steals and 17 rebounds. Jackie Carmichael and John Wilkins shared Illinois State team-high scoring honors with 16 points and guard Tyler Brown shook off a first-half hand injury to finish with 13 points, as well as game highs of eight rebounds and six assists. Click here for complete game stats.

-Bob

Goal Keeper Michael Parda stopped all 39 shots by the Minnesota Flying Aces propelling the Peoria Mustangs’ to a 2-0 victory Sunday afternoon at Owens Center before 274 fans. Peoria (19-14-2 NA3HL) scored late in the second period when Robert Norton (13th goal) beat Minnesota goalie Matt McLaughlin on a breakaway and Brennan Anderson scored on a empty netter with seconds left in the game. The Mustangs return home on Saturday February 23rd against the Queen City Steam.

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-Bob


The Peoria Rivermen erased a two-goal deficit to earn a point as the Milwaukee Admirals escaped with a 3-2 overtime win on Saturday night at Carver Arena before 5,856 fans on Ryan Reaves bobblefist giveaway. The Rivermen outshot the Admirals 40-25, and tied the game with just 1:29 left in regulation, only to see Chris Mueller score the game-winner at 1:00 of overtime for Milwaukee. Jack MacLellan opened the scoring at 7:01 of the first period with the first goal of his professional career. Jani Lajunen‘s shot rolled over the arm of Jake Allen and into the crease, MacLellan jammed the puck into an open net. Chris Bruton put the Rivermen on the board at 15:20 with his third goal of the season. Brett Sonne and Anthony Nigro were awarded assists as Bruton put Sonne’s rebound over the outstretched arm of Jeremy Smith. One minute into overtime, during a netfront scramble, Mueller scored the game-winning goal. Mike Moore and Brad Winchester were awarded the assists in the overtime goal.

-Bob

With the puck dropped  just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday, goal keeper Jake Allen stopped all 27 Chicago Wolves as the Peoria Rivermen won 2-0 in front of 7,832 kids as part of the third annual Faceoff Field Trip. Andrew Murray and Brett Sonne scored the only goals of the game while Allen earned his second shutout of the season. The Rivermen outshot Chicago 32-27 and went 0-for-2 on the power play. Chicago went 0-for-3 on the man advantage. The shutout for Allen was the ninth of his AHL career and first since he stopped 33 shots in Grand Rapids on Dec. 14, 2012.

-Bob

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