Friday scoreboard: Redbird men fall at UCF

Keyshawn Evans
Keyshawn Evans (pictured) and Phil Fayne each scored 10 points to lead the Redbirds. (GoRedbirds.com)

Friday’s scoreboard is sponsored by COUNTRY Financial Representative Eric Lapan.

By Greg Halbleib

ORLANDO – University of Central Florida jumped out to a big lead and never relinquished it as the Knights defeated Illinois State men’s basketball 77-56 on Friday night.

UCF (10-2) led 43-18 at halftime as ISU (7-6) shot only 29.2 percent from the field including 2-of-12 from three-point range. Keyshawn Evans and Phil Fayne were the only double-figure scorers for the Redbirds with 10 points each.

The Redbirds head into Missouri Valley Conference play after a 12-day break beginning with a visit to Valparaiso on Jan. 2.

Girls High School Basketball–
Normal Community 53, Hamilton (AZ) 51 (Nike Tournament of Champions, Phoenix)
Normal West 62, United Township 19
Westlake Christian 57, Cornerstone Christian 36
Eureka 58, Flanagan-Cornell 25

Boys High School Basketball–
United Township 56, Normal West 48
Bloomington 76, Rantoul 28
Central Catholic 73, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 45
Lincoln 62, Charleston 27
Maroa-Forsyth 50, Heyworth 43
Pontiac 58, Dwight 25

Saturday schedule:

On WJBC-AM 1230–
NFL–Washington Redskins at Tennessee Titans, 3 p.m.; Baltimore Ravens at Los Angeles Chargers, 7 p.m.

Girls High School Basketball–
Central Catholic at Decatur St. Teresa, 11:30 a.m.
U-High at Mahomet-Seymour, 12 p.m.
Normal Community vs. Lakeside (CA), 1:30 p.m. (9th place, Nike Tournament of Champions, Phoenix)
Bloomington at Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin, 1:30 p.m.

Coaches and athletic directors, please reports scores on Twitter and tag @SportsWJBC, report to IHSA ScoreZone or email news@wjbc.com. Sports Director Greg Halbleib can be reached at greg@wjbc.com. 

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