W. Illinois 64, UMKC 59

Ceola Clark scored 21 points to lead Western Illinois to a 64-59

victory over UMKC on Saturday night.

Clark also led the Leathernecks (13-14, 6-10 Summit League) with

five rebounds, five assists and four steals. Quenton Kirby added 12

points for Western Illinois, which shot 52.5 percent (21 of 40) in

winning its fourth in a row.

LaTreze Mushatt and Jay Couisnard scored 15 apiece to lead the

Kangaroos (11-16, 5-11), who clinched the final league tournament

spot when Southern Utah lost at IUPUI. The Kangaroos outrebounded

Western Illinois 35-25 and committed just nine turnovers but were

done in by 32.8 percent shooting.

Western Illinois led 39-24 with 16:34 left. But UMKC ran off

eight straight points to trim it to 39-31.

The Leathernecks still led 55-44 with 3:25 to play before UMKC’s

9-1 run trimmed it to 56-53 with 1:54 to go. But the Kangaroos got

no closer.