W. Illinois 73, Culver-Stockton 36

David Nurse scored 18 points to lead Western Illinois in a 73-36

rout of Culver-Stockton Wednesday night.

Quenton Kirby scored 16 points and Matt Lander 13 for the

Leathernecks (4-5), who outrebounded Culver-Stockton 46-22. Western

Illinois led 44-19 at halftime and added to their margin after


All five of Nurse’s field goals were 3-pointers. He had one more

3-pointer than Culver-Stockton, which was 4-for-20 on the night

from behind the line.

Jason Gillespie, with 16 points, was the only player in double

figures for the Wildcats (2-7), who are members of the NAIA.

Gillespie made six shots out of his team’s 13 field goals in the

game. Culver-Stockton made just 31 percent of its shots from the