Millikin Ladies’s Basketball Wins CCIW Championship

The Millikin girls’s basketball staff gained the 2021 School Convention of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Ladies’s Basketball Match Championship defeating Illinois Wesleyan 72-59 on March 9 on the Griswold Middle in Decatur, Illinois. It was the primary CCIW Match Championship for Millikin since 2005.

The sport was a back-and-forth contest for the primary three quarter with 9 lead adjustments and eight ties. The sport was tied 15-15 after the primary quarter and Illinois Wesleyan led 29-26 at halftime. The Huge Blue trailed a lot of the third quarter, however rallied within the ultimate two minutes and took the lead for good with 2:05 left within the third on a basket from Jordan Hildebrand. Elyce Knudsen would push the result in three one minute later earlier than Illinois Wesleyan’s Riley Brovelli minimize the result in 44-43 with 44 seconds left within the quarter, Knudsen would hit one other basket within the ultimate seconds of the quarter and it was 46-43 Millikin on the finish of three quarters.

Millikin pushed the result in six factors on 4 events within the first 4 minutes of the fourth quarter. Millikin lead 57-51 with 6:12 remaining within the recreation. The Titans would make one ultimate run and a 3-pointer by Samantha Munroe would make it 57-56 Millikin with 5 minutes to play.

The Huge Blue went on a 13-3 run to shut out the sport. Knudsen hit a layup to make it 59-56 adopted by a 3-pointer by Miranda Fox to get the run began.

One of the best night time of Elyce Knudsen’s freshman 12 months got here within the CCIW title recreation, as she scored 31.
Millikin athletics file photograph by Kevin Krows

Millikin shot 41 p.c (28-69) from the sphere and made solely three of 12 from 3-point vary. The Huge Blue shot 9-18 (50 p.c) from the sphere within the fourth quarter. Illinois Wesleyan shot 36 p.c (24-66) from the sphere and went 6-for-20 from 3-point vary.

The Huge Blue’s high scorer was Knudsen with a profession excessive 31 factors with three steals. Knudsen tied the CCIW Match file for many made discipline objectives in a recreation with 13. Hildebrand completed with 15 factors and 7 rebounds. Fox completed with seven factors and a staff excessive 10 rebounds.

Kendall Sosa led the Titans with 20 factors adopted by Munroe with 13 and Anna Lowis with 10. Brovelli had a recreation excessive 12 rebounds.

Millikin ends the season with a file of 11-3 whereas the Titans fall to 6-4.

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