GREENVILLE, Ill. - The men's basketball team took possession of second place in the SLIAC standings on Thursday night with a 140-119 win over Spalding.
The men opened the game with an 11-6 lead which forced an early 30-second timeout from Spalding.
At halftime, the Panthers held a commanding 84-56 lead.
In the early moments of the second half, Greenville pushed their advantage to 31 at 102-71 with 15:54 to go in the game. The Panthers led by as many as 35 points in the game.
Spalding didn't give up and worked their way back to a 20 point difference, but Greenville stepped up and ended with with a 23-point win.
Williams was Greenville's top rebound and assist man with eight boards and five assists.
The Panthers evened their season record at 10-10 (9-4 SLIAC) on a night when Fontbonne lost to Webster to slip to third place and leave Greenville all alone in second place.