SIU-Edwardsville 67, Hannibal-LaGrange 45

Mark Yelovich had 17 points and eight rebounds and Derian

Shaffer added 14 points as SIU-Edwardsville defeated

Hannibal-LaGrange 67-45 on Saturday night.

Jerome Jones scored 13 points for the Cougars (2-6). Shaffer had

seven rebounds.

Arii Meuel had 12 points for Hannibal-LaGrange, a NAIA school in

Hannibal, Mo., that classified the game as an exhibition. The

Trojans’ record remained 6-6.

Hannibal-LaGrange had its only lead, 18-17, with seven minutes

left in the first half when SIU-Edwardsville took a 17-4 run into

halftime. Jones had five points and Yelovich four during the

surge.

Shaffer jumpstarted the Cougars in the second half by scoring

their first six points, and the Trojans got no closer than 11 the

rest of the way.