Scores

Final

Cent Arkansas 44

(5-7, 1-5 away)

W Illinois 55

(5-6, 0-2 Summit)

    8:00 PM ET, December 22, 2009

    Western Hall, Macomb, Illinois

    1 2 T
    CARK 18 2644
    WIU 25 3055

    Top Performers

    Central Arkansas: T. Sheppard 6 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Western Illinois: J. Granstra 14 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 5 Blk

    W. Illinois 55, Cent. Arkansas 44

    Associated Press

    MACOMB, Ill. -- James Granstra and Ceola Clark teamed up to lead Western Illinois to a 55-44 victory over Central Arkansas on Tuesday night.

    Granstra was the only double-figure scorer for the Leathernecks (5-6), finishing with 14 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots. Clark scored nine points and had game highs of 11 rebounds and six assists.

    David Nurse added nine points for Western Illinois.

    The Bears (5-7) got 11 points from Mitch Rueter.

    Central Arkansas held its last lead with 6:22 left in the first half when Rueter made it 18-17. But the Bears were held scoreless the rest of the half, and the Leathernecks were on their way.

    Western Illinois overcame 15 turnovers by outrebounding Central Arkansas 44-28 and holding the Bears to 26.4 percent shooting (14 of 53).

    This was the Leathernecks' second victory over Central Arkansas this season. They also won 56-46 Nov. 21 in Conway, Ark.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CARK
    WIU
    Points 44 55
    FG Made-Attempted 14-53 (.264) 20-49 (.408)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 6-15 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-14 (.786) 9-11 (.818)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 18

    2009-10 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Nov 21, 2009 WIU 56, @CARK 46Recap
    » Dec 22, 2009 @WIU 55, CARK 44Recap