Watch Now: Illinois Wesleyan Men Remain Atop CCIW With Triumph Over Carroll | Illinois Wesleyan

WAUKESHA, Wis. – The Illinois Wesleyan basketball team bolstered a slender halftime lead with a dominant second half on Saturday in a 72-54 win over the Illinois-Wisconsin University Conference against Carroll at the Van Male Fieldhouse.

The No. 3-ranked Titans improved to 14-2 on aggregate and 7-1 in the CCIW with their sixth straight win.

IWU led 30-27 at the break. Three points from Luke Yoder and Matt Leritz quickly extended that margin to nine.

A pair of Lucan Heflen 3-pointers helped the Titans increase their lead to 49-30. IWU led by no less than 22.

Leritz sank 8 of 10 shots from the field and passed Wesleyan with 19 points. Heflen added 11.

Ryan Mendoza led Carroll (5-13, 1-8) with 18 points.

Seven rebounds from Leritz and six from Yoder helped IWU take a 36-26 lead on the boards.

The Titans shot 51.7% from the field compared to the Pioneers’ 37.7%.