GREENVILLE, Ill. -- The men's basketball team held on for a 118-112 victory over Westminster on Saturday.
Greenville wouldn't relinquish their lead at any point in the second stanza, but Westminster managed to tighten the score during the second half.
The Panthers took a 60-50 lead to the intermission and pushed their lead to 25 with 18:02 remaining in the game. The Blue Jays gradually worked their way back but could not get any closer than six points as Greenville took the rematch of last year's SLIAC tournament championship game.
The Panthers (3-4, 1-1 SLIAC) play on the road for the remainder of the first semester. They travel to Iowa Wesleyan next Saturday.