South Dakota Coyotes 21 40 61
Willinois 33 46 79
Date of game: 1/23/2014

Recap: Western Ill vs. South Dakota

Macomb, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Garret Covington scored 21 points and pulled down seven rebounds as the Western Illinois Leathernecks came away with a 79-61 win over the South Dakota Coyotes in a Summit League showdown at Western Hall.

Also scoring in double figures for the Leathernecks (8-11, 2-2 Summit) were Jabari Sandifer with 13 points and both Michael Ochereobia and Tate Stensgaard with 10 as the team snapped a two-game slide.

The Coyotes (8-10, 3-1) were led by Tyler Flack with 11 points, while Brandon Bos and Adam Thoseby both dropped in 10. With the setback South Dakota had a five-game win streak come to an end.

Western Illinois scored the first points of the contest and never looked back, shooting 54.2 percent from the floor in the first half, en route to a 33-21 advantage at the break. South Dakota knocked down a total of just eight field goals through the first 20 minutes of action.

The Leathernecks exploded for an astounding 71.4 percent accuracy from the field following intermission, not to mention 14-of-16 at the free-throw line in order to capture the 18-point home win.

WIU survived 15 turnovers, by converting 62.2 percent from the field, including 7-of-10 behind the 3-point line on the night.

Game Notes

NASCAR News
Larson hospitalized after fainting at autograph session

Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Larson was taken to a hospital for precautionary reasons after he fainted during an autograph session at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday.

Extra Points: Snyder and the Beltway radio wars

If contradiction was an Olympic sport, Chip Kelly would certainly be medal-worthy judging by his performance at the NFL's owners meeting but the Eagles coach might have to settle for silver because Daniel Snyder's critics will take the gold every time.

Cubs release Doubront

The Chicago Cubs granted pitcher Felix Doubront his unconditional release as the team continued to pair down its spring training roster on Saturday.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.