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The UW-Parkside men’s basketball team had a second half to forget on Saturday.

The Rangers led Lewis 26-23 at the break in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game at Romeoville, Ill., and were ahead 31-30 early in the second half.

Things went south soon after that.

The Flyers went on a 24-9 run and defeated Parkside 71-57. The Rangers dropped to 9-15 overall this season and 7-7 in the GLVC. Lewis improved to 12-13 and 7-8 in the GLVC.

“We were grinding it out pretty well, then we just couldn’t score,” said Parkside head coach Luke Reigel. “They took away wehat we do well and we’re not good enough to covercome that.”

Center Goran Zagorac finished with a team-high 16 points and five rebounds while Ramar Evans added 12 points and Espen Fjaerestad had 11.

ELMHURST 70, CARTHAGE 64: Kienan Baltimore scored 21 points and the Red Men played a strong second half but lost a College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin game at Elmhurst.

Carthage (12-10, 7-6 CCIW) trailed 40-30 at halftime. The Red Men outscored the Bluejays (12-11, 5-9 CCIW) 34-30 in the second half.

Jordan Thomas and Brad Kruse each scored 10 points for the Red Men.

Brad Perry grabbed a team-high eight rebounds for the Red Men.

Derek Dotlich led Elmhurst with 18 points, hitting on five of seven shots.

Women

CARTHAGE 77, ELMHURST 72: Madie Kaelber scored 21 points and was one of four players in double figures as the Lady Reds won a College Conference of Illinios and Wisconsin game at Elmhurst.

Carthage (16-6, 9-4 CCIW) led 46-39 at halftime and outscored the Bluejays 18-15 in the fourth quarter to preserve the victory.

Along with Kaelber’s 21, Morgan Vukovic scored 17, Autumn Kalis had 12 as did Morgan Harris.

Prairie School graduate Sammie Woodward scored six points and had a game-high five assists.

LEWIS 75, PARKSIDE 63: The Flyers’ inside game was too much the Rangers in a Great Lakes Valley loss in Romeoville, Ill.

Lewis’s Jessica Kelliher finished the game with 37 points on 17-of-22 shooting and 12 rebounds, while Rachel Hinders had 13 points and eight rebounds.

For the Rangers (8-18, 4-10 GLVC), Asiah Lawson scored 17 points, while Alisha Murphy added 12 points and five rebounds.

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