Balanced scoring and a lot of Adam Bonk were the difference for the UW-Parkside men’s basketball team Thursday.
Bonk scored a career-high 24 points and all five Rangers starters scored in double figures in a 78-67 victory over Quincy in a Great Lakes Valley Conference victory at Quincy, Ill.
Parkside (9-14, 7-6 GLVC) led 40-30 at halftime, helped by strong shooting from 3-point range. Bonk was hot, going 7 of 13 from the field and 5 for 9 from beyond the arc.
“He shot lights-out,” Rangers coach Luke Reigel said of Bonk. “We shot 52 percent (13 for 25) from the 3-point line and, when we shoot the 3 well, we’re a much better team.
“I thought we ran our motion offense as well as we have all year. We were cutting very hard and moving the ball well. We had a lot of good looks because of that.”
Ramar Evans had 17 points, Espen Fjaerestad and Brett Barclay 11 points each, and Goran Zagorac had 10 points and seven rebounds. The Rangers had just eight turnovers
Marcus Hinton led the Hawks (8-15, 3-11) with 18 points.
QUINCY 62, PARKSIDE 59: The Lady Hawks rallied from a 44-34 deficit with a 28-15 fourth-quarter run to beat the Rangers in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game at Quincy, Ill.
Parkside (8-17, 4-9 GLVC) led 23-21 at halftime and outscored Quincy (8-15, 4-10) 21-13 in the third quarter before the Lady Hawks began their comeback. Quincy outscored Parkside 18-10 at the free-throw line.
Ali Bettencourt led the Rangers with 14 points, but no one else scored in double figures.
Anika Webster led Quincy with 22 points and 10 rebounds.