Illinois Wesleyan stifles Millikin to keep CCIW lead

Jason Gregoire
Jason Gregoire dribbles for the Titans in Illinois Wesleyan’s win at Millikin on Wednesday, (Photo by WJBC)

By Eric Stock

DECATUR – Colin Bonnett scored 15 points to lead three Titans in double figures in scoring as Illinois Wesleyan used air-tight defense to win at Millikin, 65-56, to maintain a one game lead in the final week of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin race.

The No. 23 Titans (18-5, 11-3 in the CCIW) held the Big Blue to 35 percent field goal shooting as IWU raced out to an early 11-3 lead. The Titans stretched the lead to 34-24 at halftime.

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

Jason Gregoire connected with Bonnett on consecutive assists for layups as the Titans increased the lead to 59-41 in the second half to help seal the win.

Brady Rose added 14 for the Titans. Alex O’Neill scored 11 for IWU.

The Titans visit Carthage on Saturday.

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

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