PEORIA, Illinois — Obediah Church scored 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Missouri State rolled to a 61-42 win over Bradley on Saturday night.
Ryan Kreklow added 12 points for the Bears (7-11, 3-3 Missouri Valley Conference). Camyn Boone had 10 points and five rebounds and Chris Kendrix chipped in nine points. Missouri Sate averaged 41.2 percent shooting from the field and 60 percent from the line.
Missouri Valley jumped to a 16-6 start and led 34-18 at the break.
Bradley surged 12-8 to start the second half to close the gap to 12 points, 42-30, but faded midway as Church dunked to extend the Bears lead to 46-32 with 8:14 to play. Boone followed a second Church dunk with one of his own to make it 57-37 with 3:03 left and the Bears cruised from there.