The Webster University men’s basketball team scored 59 second-half points to overcome a two-point halftime deficit and beat the Greenville College Panthers, 85-72, on Feb. 15 at Grant Gymnasium.
Two Gorloks — sophomore forward Stefan Whittingham and junior forward Roman Robinson — recorded double-doubles in the win. Whittingham scored 19 points and pulled down a game-high 15 rebounds, while Robinson scored 19 points and grabbed 10 boards.
A back-and-forth, low-scoring first half was followed up by an offensive outburst in the second half. The Gorloks erased Greenville’s 28-26 halftime advantage by going on a 12-2 run to open the second half. The Panthers used a 10-0 spurt later in the half to cut Webster’s lead to 44-43.
But that’s as close as Greenville would get. Webster’s hot shooting down the stretch was too much for the Panthers to overcome. Webster shot 51.6 percent from the field and 40 percent from beyond the 3-point line, which helped mask the Gorloks’ 19 turnovers.
With the win, Webster (11-12 overall, 11-3 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference), pulled even with Eureka College for the conference lead.
Greenville (13-9, 8-6) is one game back of fourth-place MacMurray College. The top four regular-season finishers in the SLIAC advance to the conference tournament, which begins Feb. 23.
Next up for Webster is a road game against MacMurray College on Feb. 18 in Jacksonville, Ill. The Gorloks conclude the regular season with a game against Fontbonne University on Feb. 21 at Grant Gymnasium.
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Check out the print edition of The Journal for a full story on the men’s basketball team.