MONMOUTH, Ill. -- The Monmouth College men's basketball team pulled away early in the second half Saturday and went on to an 89-79 Midwest Conference victory over Lawrence University at Glennie Gymnasium.
Justin Aluya scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds to pace first-place Monmouth (16-7, 13-3 MWC).
Mavrakis came off the bench and hit 5-of-7 shots from the floor and went 7-for-8 from the foul line in just 16 minutes. Materna, who pulled down six rebounds, hit a career-high four three-pointers and also recorded a career high in points.
Monmouth led by as many as 13 points late in the first half before a quick 6-1 outburst by the Vikings which included a jumper from Stephani and four straight points from Mavrakis.
The Scots led 38-30 at the half, and Materna hit a jumper and followed with a three-pointer to open the second half and cut the margin to 38-35. Monmouth responded with eight consecutive points over the next two minutes to push the lead back to 46-35.
Mavrakis' layup ended the run for the Scots, but Monmouth then scored seven straight points for a 53-37 lead. Lawrence never got closer than the final margin of 10 points after that.