Illinois Wesleyan hoops sweep Carroll on senior night

Jaylen Beasley
Jaylen Beasley led the Titans with 14 rebounds in Illinois Wesleyan’s win over Carroll on Saturday. (Photo by WJBC)

By Eric Stock

BLOOMINGTON – Brady Rose led four Titans in double figures with 17 points as Illinois Wesleyan maintained its standing atop the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin with a 70-61 win over Carroll at Shirk Center.

Jaylen Beasley, who along with Tyler Burdine was honored in senior night pregame ceremonies, pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds to go with four points. Alex O’Neill added 14 points on 6-for-6 field goal shooting and five rebounds.
PODCAST: Listen to the postgame interviews with IWU coach Ron Rose and Burdine.

IWU led 31-28 at halftime after jumping out to a 16-5 lead. Carroll tied the game at 36-36 on a Joel Heesch layup with 16:13 to go, but the Titans quickly regained the lead on two Rose three throws. The Titans elevated the lead to 58-47 on a Rose three from the top of the key with 8:52 to go.

The Titans (17-5, 10-3 in the CCIW) visit Millikin on Wednesday.

IWU women

The Titan women rebounded from their first CCIW loss to dominate Carroll 87-58. Nina Anderson scored 22 points off the bench while Rebekah Ehresman came within one assist of a triple double (11 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists). Ehresman was honored before the game along with fellow seniors Molly McGraw and Kelsey Walsberg.

PODCAST: Listen to the postgame interview with IWU coach Mia Smith, 

IWU improves to 19-3, 12-1 in the CCIW.

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