WVC loses at SWIC

Southwestern Illinois 96, Wabash Valley 81

BELLEVILLE — Wabash Valley completed its regular season with a 96-81 Great Rivers Athletic Conference loss at Southwestern Illinois on Saturday.

The Warriors, who fell to 16-14 overall and 7-9 in league play, went 10-10 against Region 24 opponents.

WVC is the fifth seed in this week's NJCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Region 24 Tournament. The Warriors will play fourth seeded Southwestern Illinois in the quarterfinal round at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rend Lake College in Ina.

The Blue Storm won both meetings against Wabash Valley this season. In addition to defeating the Warriors on Saturday, Southwestern Illinois won 74-64 in a GRAC game Jan. 24 at the Spencer Sports Center.