Johnikka Nash led the Eagles with 11 points, all in the second half, but AIB dropped to 3-11 on the year.
The Saints will play their final game before the Christmas break on Saturday, when they battle the #11-ranked Lakers of Roosevelt University in Chicago. For the Saints, it is a chance to build on their excellent play the last two days and build momentum for the rest of the year.
“We can compete and play with anyone if we bring it from the opening whistle,” Kruger added. “Opportunities like this only come around so often and we need to be prepared for it. This week was good but we can’t be satisfied with where we are. We need to continue to work hard and be ready to go against a very good Roosevelt team on Saturday.”
Saturday’s game is set for a 1 p.m. tipoff.