GREENVILLE, Ill. - The men's basketball team took an early lead and held off a late rally from Iowa Wesleyan in its 131-125 win in H.J. Long Gymnasium on Monday.
Sontiago Grady recorded a team-high 28 points on 11-of-24 shooting from the field, including 4-of-11 three pointers, and 2-of-3 free throws.
Eric Williams and Henry Johnson of the starting unit also reached or surpassed 20 points. Williams posted 22 points, and Johnson had 20 points, including a three-point make from 70 feet at the conclusion of the first half.
At halftime, the Panthers held a 67-48 advantage.
The Tigers outscored Greenville 77-64 in the second half, but they never got any closer than a deficit of five points.
Riley Simmons provided a double-double for GU with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Simmons also led the Panthers with five steals.
The Panthers (7-8, 6-2 SLIAC) host Eureka on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The win pulled Greenville into a first place tie with Webster in the SLIAC standings.