Category: Comets

In a game #27 Bradley dominated, but struggled to find the back of the net, senior midfielder Bryan Gaul stepped up to bury a penalty kick in the 84th minute, lifting the Braves (8-3-2) to a 1-0 home victory against UMKC (4-6-1) Monday afternoon at Shea Stadium. Senior forward Christian Meza drew the penalty when he was taken down trying to split a pair of Kangaroos defenders on the right side of the box at 83:34.  Gaul caught UMKC keeper Kevin Korby moving the wrong direction to net his seventh goal of the year and fourth game-winner before 660 fans.

-Bob

Illinois State advanced to the second round of the WNIT for the third-consecutive year Thursday night as the Redbirds beat Central Michigan, 72-59, on Doug Collins Court at Redbird Arena. ISU (21-10) remained undefeated at home in 2011, extending its home-court win streak to a program-best 15 consecutive games. ISU’s defense held Central Michigan to its second-lowest point total of the season, forcing the Chippewas to commit 23 turnovers. Illinois State also teamed up to block eight shots, which tied for the second-most blocks by the Redbirds in a WNIT game. ISU shot 48 percent from the field, while Central Michigan shot 29 percent.

Kenyatta Shelton led Illinois State with a 10-point, 14-rebound double-double. Shelton has now grabbed 12 or more rebounds in three of the four WNIT games she has played in. Additionally, Shelton blocked four shots, which tied for the second-most blocks in a Redbird WNIT game. Shelton was also credited with four blocks against Rice in 2007Shala Jackson was ISU’s top scorer, netting 19 points, while Katie Broadway scored 18.

-Bob

The Peoria Notre Dame boys basketball won there third game this week at the 5th annual State Farm Tournament of Champions in Washington, IL. The Irish defeated a talented McCluer Comets team from from Florissant, MO 73-70. Senior center Max Bielfeldt led his PND team with a tournament record 40 points.

-Bob

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