Scores

Final

W Illinois 71

(1-2, 1-0 home)

    8:00 PM ET, November 18, 2009

    Western Hall, Macomb, Illinois

    1 2 T
    TRU 26 3359
    WIU 35 3671

    Top Performers

    Truman State: V. Filchev 18 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Blk

    Western Illinois: Q. Kirby 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    W. Illinois 71, Truman St. 59

    Associated Press

    MACOMB, Ill. -- Quenton Kirby scored 18 points Wednesday night as Western Illinois picked up its first victory, defeating Truman State 71-59.

    David Nurse added 15 points and Jeremy Felton 12 for the Leathernecks (1-2).

    The Division II Bulldogs (1-1) were led by Vesko Filchev's double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds. Tom Norton added 17 points.

    Western Illinois was outrebounded 45-41 but forced 15 turnovers while committing only eight.

    Matt Lander, who had led the Leathernecks in scoring in their first two games, suffered through a 2-for-14 night. He finished with only nine points but picked up six assists and four rebounds.

    It was the first meeting between the schools.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TRU
    WIU
    Points 59 71
    FG Made-Attempted 24-67 (.358) 26-62 (.419)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-24 (.333) 2-13 (.154)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-8 (.375) 17-25 (.680)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 14

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