Special To The Daily Journal
Senior forward Gunner Erwin scored a career-high 29 points, including the game-winning basket, as Franklin College topped No. 17 Illinois Wesleyan 67-66 in a men’s basketball thriller Sunday afternoon at the Spurlock Center.
The Grizzlies improved to 5-0 at home and upped their overall record to 7-4. The Titans dropped to 8-3.
“We made plays when we needed to make plays,” Franklin coach Kerry Prather said. “It was a good solid win that was really a reflection of how much toughness we’ve developed as a team.
“I think it’s great Gunner gets the game winner.”