PERU – Brandon Jones and Lyle Hexom each had a double-double and the No. 2 seed Peru State men’s basketball team staved off a second half comeback from No. 3 William Penn to advance to their second consecutive Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship game.
Jones finished with a game-high 26 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists, and the #24 Bobcats (22-10) defeated #16 William Penn (21-11), 84-82, at the Al Wheeler Activities Center Saturday afternoon in Peru.
Hexom added 24 points and 10 rebounds and Jamil Maddred chipped in 11 points.
Peru State will travel to Atchison, Kan. on Tuesday to play the top seed Benedictine at 7 p.m.
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