Maui Invitational - Illinois Downs Chaminade 84-61 - Match Report
The battle between Illinois and Chaminade didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Chaminade was handed an 84-61 defeat on Tuesday at Lahaina Civic Center.
Illinois won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 14.5-point spread as favorites.
Illinois got 14 points from Joseph Bertrand and another 13 points from Brandon Paul. Brandon Paul contributed 4 assists, while Myke Henry cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.
Chaminade got 19 points from DeAndre Haskins in a losing cause and another 10 points from Bennie Murray. Dominique Cooks contributed 4 assists for them, while Kevin Hu had 6 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Illinois were victorious, as the score was 37-21 at the break.
Illinois won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-32.