GALESBURG, Illinois—The Prairie Fire men’s basketball team fell to Midwest Conference leader St. Norbert on Saturday afternoon.
Knox (3-14, 1-9 MWC) fell behind quickly in the first half after the Green Knights hit six of their first eight shots to take a 13-2 lead. The Prairie Fire closed the gap a bit with scores from Ikenna Ozor and Jonathan Damota, but St. Norbert built up a 35-13 lead by halftime. The Green Knights expanded their lead in the second half to put the game out of reach, but Knox did double their scoring output in the second half.
Blake Godbold led the Prairie Fire with nine points, shooting 3-of-6 from long range. He also grabbed five boards. Ozor added eight points, three rebounds, three blocked shots, and two assists to fill up the stat line.
Knox will return home to host Monmouth on January 24.