Nebomaha 15 35 50
Willinois 35 33 68
Date of game: 2/7/2013

Recap: Western Ill vs. Nebraska Omaha

Macomb, IL (Sports Network) - Terrell Parks posted a double-double with 12 points and 16 rebounds as the Western Illinois Leathernecks took down the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks, 68-50, in a Summit League battle at Western Hall.

Adam Link also scored 12 points for the Leathernecks (18-5, 10-2 Summit), while Don McAvoy chipped in with 11 points. WIU has won four of five as it retains its first place position in the league standings.

For the Mavericks (8-18, 5-8), Justin Simmons and Tyler Egli each finished with 10 points.

The Leathernecks opened the game on a 20-0 run to take control early and went into halftime leading, 35-15. They connected on 59.9 percent of their field goal tries in the half and held the Mavericks to a lowly 21.9 percent shooting.

Omaha improved to 45.2 percent from the field in the second half, but it wasn't nearly enough to overcome its huge first-half hole.

The Leathernecks held a 40-33 advantage on the boards. It was a quiet night at the foul line, as the teams combined to shoot just 15 free throws.

Game Notes

Orioles' Matusz ejected for substance on arm

Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz became the second major league pitcher in three days to be ejected from a game for having a foreign substance on his arm.

Hawks' Korver out for postseason

If the Atlanta Hawks are going to erase a 2-0 deficit in their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Cleveland Cavaliers, they will have to do it without one of the NBA's best shooters.

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