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Knox Men's Basketball Defeats Westminster on the Road

The Prairie Fire men's basketball team picked up an 89-84 victory over Westminster on December 3.

The Bluejays took an early 16-6 lead, but Knox scored nine straight points to bring the game within a point. Westminster maintained a narrow lead until the Prairie Fire tied the game at 22-22. The Bluejays began pulling away from there and took a 46-36 lead into halftime.

Knox still trailed 71-57 with 10:13 left to play, but used a 22-5 run to take a 79-76 lead with 6:04 on the clock. The Prairie Fire maintained a narrow lead over the next few minutes and then began pulling away in the final two minutes to earn the win.

Isaiah Lockett came off the bench to lead Knox with 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting. Jordan Rayner added 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting and a perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line. Sean Gallery tallied 13 points and seven rebounds.

"This was a perfect example of sticking to our game plan even when we are behind," said head coach Ben Davis. "We kept playing our game, We shot very well, especially in the second half. Our defense stepped up when we needed to and we had excellent performances from our bench. It was a great team win."

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