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Regents Scorch Prairie Fire For Third Straight Win

Tony Diemer
Tony Diemer

ROCKFORD, Ill. - The Rockford University men's basketball team (3-5) picked up its third consecutive win as it handled the Knox College Prairie Fire 90-59 on Wednesday night. It was a tight match at the half as Rockford led 37-31 but the Regents came unleased in the second to go off for 53 points. RU shot 54.4% from the field compared to just 33.8% for Knox. The Regents also made the most of the turnovers they forced as they scored 21 points just off turnovers.

 

 

  • In the opening minutes of the game Rockford and Knox were exchanging buckets with neither team pulling away.
  • Down 8-6, the Regents went on a 16-2 run to take a commanding 22-10 lead with 9:54 to play in the half. During that run Will Adams (Chicago, Ill.) accounted for five points while Taylor Krocker (Portage, Wis.) added four more.
  • Despite Knox attempting to fight its way back into the game the Regents would not relinquish its lead. Rockford went into the half up 37-31.
  • Will Adams led the Regents at the half with 7 points. 
  • Rockford scorched the nets in the second half as RU came out and took a 50-37 lead just four minutes into the half. 
  • The Regents kept letting the ball fly as Rockford converted 7-of-14 shots from beyond the arc in the second half alone. 
  • RU saw its biggest lead of the night come with 4:33 left in the game as the Regents were up by 31 points after a Christian Payne (Yorkville, Ill.) jumper.
  • Rockford walked away with a final score of 90-59.

 

 

  • This is the first 3-game win streak for the men's team since January of last season.
  • 10 Rockford players scored on the night, including 4 that scored double-digits.
  • Tony Diemer (Rockford, Ill.) led all scorers with 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting including 4-for-5 from deep. Diemer also added 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.
  • Kevin Diemer (Rockford, Ill.) logged 14 points going 6-for-9 from the field and chalked up 8 board and 2 assists.
  • Taylor Krocker went 5-of-6 for 13 points and tallied 4 rebounds, a block and an assist.
  • Will Adams registered a season-high 13 points on 4-of-9 shots and tallied 4 rebounds, an assist and a steal.

 

 

The Rockford University men's team will look to keep the momentum going as it hosts Edgewood on Saturday, December 15. Tip-off is set for 4:15 PM.