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Men's Basketball Controls Second Half in Victory

Men's Basketball Controls Second Half in Victory

GREENVILLE, Ill. -- The Greenville men's basketball team was able to post a dominating second half en route to a 98-67 victory over Principia.  Simon Martin led the home team, posting 22 points and 10 rebounds.

 Martin was GC's leader in both points scored and rebounds. He went 10-11 in field goals made.

Greenville's offensive success was a team effort, with six different players scoring 8 points or more in the game.

Defensively, Ben Giertz was an asset to the Panthers. Giertz credited with 9 rebounds, a block, and two steals. GC was also 11-11 in free throws made, an impressive 100% team average.

Principia jumped out to an early lead and went into the half time break with a lead of 38-27. Despite the early deficit, Greenville came out of the locker room ready to play and dominated the second half outscoring Principia 71-29. The game's final score came to 98-60, Greenville.

Principia was led by Matt Jones who scored 25 points. Kenny Sydness was also impressive for the visiting team, recording 20 points, 3 steals, and 5 rebounds.

With the win, Greenville moves to 9-14 (6-8 SLIAC).  Principia falls to 0-22 (0-13 SLIAC).  Greenville returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 3 p.m. when they host MacMurray.

This story was published on February 12, 2013

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