No. 18 Illinois Wesleyan surges past Elmhurst

Zach Knobloch
Zach Knobloch scored 19 points as Illinois Wesleyan defeated Elmhurst on Wednesday. (WJBC file photo)

By Eric Stock

ELMHURST – Zach Knobloch connected on three consecutive three-point baskets during an 18-0 Illinois Wesleyan run early in the second half to lead the No. 18 Titans to a 93-76 win over Elmhurst in a College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin game at R.A. Faganel Hall.

PODCAST: Listen to the postgame with IWU coach Ron Rose and Knobloch.

Knobloch scored 19 points to help lead the rally. IWU (15-3, 8-1 in the CCIW) led by 11 in the first half before a 15-2 Bluejays run helped Elmhurst claim a 28-26 lead. EC carried a 40-36 lead into the intermission and stretched it to 48-40 before the Titans spurt wrestled control of the game from the Bluejays.

Brady Rose led the Titans with 20 points and seven assists. Jason Gregoire added 17 points. Jaylen Beasley posted 13 points and a team-high 10 rebounds.

The Titans host North Park on Saturday.

Eric Stock can be reached at eric.stock@cumulus.com

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