Hawley Sinks Clutch Three Against SIU


By WSIL Sports

 CARBONDALE -- Drake led SIU 32-23 at halftime on Wednesday night at the Arena. 

SIU tried to rally back in the second half but the Salukis came up short in a 57-54 loss.

SIU's Desmar Jackson sank two free throws late in the second half to tie the game at 52-52. But Drake's Aaron Hawley sank a clutch three to give the Bulldogs a 55-52 lead. 

SIU had a chance to tie at the end but Dawson Verhine's three came up short as Drake picked up its second conference win. 

Jackson led SIU in scoring with 15 points. SIU's Sean O'Brien finished with a double-double. He had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Also, Tyler Smithpeters added 12 points off the bench for the Salukis. 

SIU drops to 6-14 overall and 2-5 in conference play.

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