W. Illinois 55, SIU-Edwardsville 38

Adam Link scored 14 points to help Western Illinois beat

SIU-Edwardsville 55-38 on Saturday, extending their winning streak

to four games.

Link was 6 of 10 from the field. Don McAvoy III had 11 points,

and Terell Parks had 11 points and nine rebounds for the

Leathernecks (7-3).

Western Illinois led 34-18 at halftime and had 23 points off

turnovers. The Leathernecks shot 43.8 percent from the field for

the game, while the Cougars shot 32.6 percent and had 19

turnovers.

Michael Messer had nine points to lead the Cougars (2-5). Jerome

Jones had seven points and nine rebounds.