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