Big Blue Scores Road Win at Elmhurst

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          The Millikin women's basketball team won an important conference road win at Elmhurst College 83-75 on Feb. 8.  The win keeps alive the Big Blue hopes of earning a spot in the CCIW Tournament.

          Elmhurst had a 38-31 lead at the half before the Big Blue made their comeback.  The game was a back-and-fourth contest for most the second half.  The game was tied for the 12th and final time at 64-64.  Millikin would then go on a 5-0 run to open up the game.  The Big Blue's final push was spurred by a Heather Pruemer three point with 3:19 remaining followed second later by a Olya Cholewick basket.

          Millikin shot 43 percent from the field for the game while Elmhurst converted on 39 percent.  Millikin out rebounded the Bluejays 43-35.

          Millikin had a balanced score attack led by Pruemer and Crystal Zeigler each with 18 points.  Zeigler added a team high eight rebounds.  Cecily Aldridge scored 13 and Julia Robert added 10.

          Elmhurst got 20 points and 10 rebounds from Megan Ney.

          Millikin improved to 14-8 and 6-5 in the CCIW.  Elmhurst is now 16-6 and 7-4 in conference play.  After Wednesday's action, Illinois Wesleyan is still in first in conference followed by Carthage and Wheaton at 8-3.  Elmhurst is now in fourth with a one game lead over Millikin.  The top four teams advance to the CCIW Tournament.

          Millikin will host North Park University on Senior Day on Saturday, Feb 11 at 2 p.m.