February, 2013 Archives

Doug McDermott turned in a double-double with 32 points on 12-of-17 shooting and 11 rebounds as visiting Creighton (23-7, 12-5 MVC) spoiled the Bradley’s Senior Night with an 80-62 victory Wednesday night at Carver Arena before 7,730 fans. All four Bradley seniors – Jake EastmanWill EgolfMilos Knezevic and Dyricus Simms-Edwards - started the game for the Braves (16-14, 7-10 MVC), helping the home team to a quick 4-0 lead. The Braves still were within 42-40 following a Simms-Edwards 3-pointer with 16:01 remaining before the Bluejays launched a 31-6 run in a span of 8-minutes, 52-seconds that broke the game open. Walt Lemon, Jr. paced Bradley with 17 points and Egolf added 11.  Simms-Edwards had nine points and his two steals pushed his season total to 83, tying Willie Scott’s single-season school record set in 1982-83.

-Bob

Darren Haydar spoiled Jake Allen’s return to the Peoria Rivermen when he scored a goal and added two assists within a 3:38 span to lead the Chicago Wolves to a 3-0 victory over the Rivermen Saturday night at Carver Arena before 6,881 fans. Matt Climie recorded his third shutout of the season with a 38 saves to help the Wolves to their first win in Peoria this season. The third period featured the Wolves scoring three goals in the first 6 minutes. After forcing a turnover, Andrew Ebbett passed the puck to Haydar, who scored his team-leading 16th goal of the season past Allen to break the tie at 1:50. Next, Ebbett added a goal of his own after rebounding a shot from Haydar. Kevin Connauton also earned an assist on the goal at 3:01. Lastly, Haydar led a 2-on-1 break and pushed a pass to Devin DiDiomete, who scored his second goal of the year on a one-timer at 5:28. Connauton was credited with another assist on the play.

-Bob

Preseason Missouri Valley Conference favorite Creighton entered Saturday’s game leading the nation in three-point field goals and the Bluejays connected on 13 triples in an 83-65 victory against Bradley Saturday afternoon at Renaissance Coliseum to spoil the Braves annual “pink” game. For the second consecutive game, sophomore Michelle Young had a career-high in points, finishing with 19 points to go with four assists and four steals to lead the Braves. Senior Katie Yohn added 15 points, four assists and three steals, while fellow senior Brooke Bisping chipped in with 11 points and a team-high seven rebounds. Bradley (11-14 overall, 5-9 MVC) pulled even with Creighton early on at 7-7, before going seven minutes without a field goal. The Bluejays (20-6 overall, 12-3 MVC) took advantage of the drought, using an 11-2 spurt to go in front 20-11 and later stretched the advantage to 18 points (44-26) heading into the final minute of the period. Creighton led 44-28 at the half with Sarah Nelson and Alyssa Kamphaus combining for 24 points at the break. Yohn moved into ninth on Bradley’s career scoring list, passing Genny Mueller (1,269 points) with a 15-point effort.  BU’s all-time leader in three-point field goals with 196, Yohn now has 1,275 career points.

-Bob



Sophomore Michelle Young and senior Katie Yohn each had 18 points and five steals to pace five Bradley University players in double figures and the duo helped the Braves pull away down the stretch to top Drake 93-84 Thursday at Renaissance Coliseum. Bradley (11-13 overall, 5-8 MVC) found itself down early as Drake (8-17 overall, 3-11 MVC) opened the game with a 10-2 spurt and built an 18-6 lead less than four minutes into the contest. The Braves chipped away at the Bulldog advantage and trailed 44-42 at the half. Drake maintained the lead through most of the second half, but Bradley stayed within striking distance and took its first lead since the midway point of the second half when Yohn grabbed a defensive rebound and went coast-to-coast for a layup to give Bradley a 75-73 lead with 5:35 to play. The score was knotted at 83-83 closing in on the two-minute mark, when junior Catie O’Leary opened a 10-1 BU run to close the game with a put-back basket. Bradley returns to the court Saturday, hosting pre-season Valley favorite Creighton in a 2 p.m. game at Renaissance Coliseum.  Saturday’s game will be the Braves’ annual “pink” game, helping promote breast cancer awareness.

-Bob

The Rockford IceHogs scored just 48 seconds into the game and never looked back on their way to a 4-0 victory over the Peoria Rivermen Wednesday evening at Carver Arena before 2,791 fans. Despite six power play opportunities and 35 shots on goal, Peoria was never able to find the back of the net. In the opening minute, Terry Broadhurst deflected a shot past Mike McKenna for his third goal of the season. Klas Dahlbeck and Ben Youds earned assists on the early goal. The IceHogs doubled their lead in the second period. Only 4 seconds into a power play, Shawn Lalonde pushed the puck to the left circle, where Jeremy Morin one-timed his 17th goal of the season at 9:20. Brad Mills also was credited with an assist on the play after winning the face-off. Peoria went 0-for-6 on the power play as Rockford went 1-for-4 on the man advantage. The Rivermen outshot the Heat 35-24 in the game.

-Bob


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