Vikings use big second half to blow out Illinois College

Lawrence men's basketball action Mason Materna
Mason Materna was one of five Lawrence players to score in double figures in an 83-45 win over Illinois College.

APPLETON, Wis. -- The Lawrence University men's basketball team used a big second half Friday to roll to an 83-45 Midwest Conference victory over Illinois College at Alexander Gymnasium.

Lawrence scored 47 second-half points and held the Blueboys to 19.2 percent shooting after the break.

Five Vikings scored in double figures with Brad Sendell leading the way with 15 points and seven assists. Bryce Denham and George Mavrakis added 14 points and four rebounds apiece for the Vikings.

Mason Materna and Joe Duero had 12 points apiece for Lawrence (3-3, 1-0 MWC), and Duero went 4-for-6 from 3-point range. Lawrence point guard Quinn Fisher put together a nice all-around game with eight points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals.

Lawrence led 36-29 at the half and opened the second half with a stunning 31-4 run over the first 10 minutes. Sendell scored 10 points in that stretch, Materna added eight and Mavrakis had seven as Lawrence built a 67-33 lead with 10:02 left.

Illinois College went 5-for-26 from the floor in the second half and didn't hit double digits in the half until there was 6:35 remaining. The Blueboys never got closer than 25 points, and Lawrence would lead by as many as 38 points.

Isaac Collins paced Illinois College (2-4, 0-1) with nine points, and Kane Wildermuth added eight points and eight rebounds.