Category: Rangers

Junior forward Tyshon Pickett led five Bradley players in double-figures with 14 points and added 10 rebounds in his first-ever game at Carver Arena, pacing the Braves (2-0 preseason) to a 70-42 exhibition men’s basketball victory versus Wisconsin-Parkside Saturday afternoon. The frontcourt trio of Pickett, sixth-year senior center Will Egolf and junior center Jordan Prosser combined for 37 points on 15-for-23 (.652) shooting from the field.  Egolf finished with 13 points, senior guard Dyricus Simms-Edwards added 12 and Prosser chipped in with 10 off the bench.  Junior guard Walt Lemon, Jr. added 13 points, five assists, five steals and four rebounds and turned in the play of the game with a ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 plays quality dunk coming out of a timeout with 11:06 left in the game. UW-Parkside’s Conrad Krutwig led all scorers with 15 points on 6-for-11 shooting and was the only Ranger in double figures. Click here for complete game statistics.

-Bob

A header by Chicago Mather’s all-State player Qudos Lawal just 44 seconds into the game proved to be all the Rangers would need in there IHSA Class 2A semifinal game with defending state champion Peoria Notre Dame, 3-0 at Lincoln-Way North High School. Mather’s other two goals were scored by Steven Younus and Juan Mendez. Notre Dame (20-6) plays Marmion Academy (19-7-3) for the third-place game. The Rangers (20-3-1) meet Chatham-Glenwood (17-5-2) for title. Click Here to view all of my photo’s.

-Bob

Bradley University senior forward Taylor Brown, who missed the entire 2010-11 season due to cardiac evaluation, led all players with 25 points and eight rebounds and helped the Braves (1-0 preseason) to an 87-77 exhibition men’s basketball victory versus NCAA Division II Wisconsin-Parkside (0-1 preseason) Tuesday night at Renaissance Coliseum. The exhibition against the Rangers also was the first game against outside competition as Bradley’s head coach for Geno Ford, who was the Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year the last two seasons at Kent State.  In another debut performance, freshman guard Donivine Stewart came of the bench to contribute 12 points on 5-for-5 shooting from the field, while dishing out a game-high six assists against no turnovers, and pulling down four rebounds. Bradley shot 52.5 percent (31-59) from the field and turned 16 offensive rebounds into 24 second-chance points.  The Braves also forced 19 turnovers and turned the UW-Parkside miscues into 26 points.

-Bob

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