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After losing to South Dakota last time they played, Western Illinois women's team was hungry for a rematch. After going on a 4 game winning streak South Dakota delivered another loss to the Leathernecks Saturday, Feb 16th.

 

The leathernecks started off strong as they took a 6-2 lead in the first few minutes of the first quarter. But both sides were kicking it into gear as South Dakota went on a 8-0 run, then the Leathernecks went on a 8-2 run. By the end of the quarter the Leathernecks were up 16-15.  During the 2nd quarter is where the leathernecks started to fall apart. They couldn't keep up with South Dakota offensively.

 

South Dakota out scores Western 24-12 in the 2nd quarter. South Dakota's Ciara Duffy had high in the first half with 16 points shooting 4-7 t the three. Those three pointers are what help extend the lead by a huge margin. During the 2nd half the leathernecks still struggled to find more offensive weapons as South Dakota’s Hannah Sjerven had high in the 2nd half with 16 points.

 

The three leading scorers for South Dakota was Hannah Sjerven with 20 points, Ciara Duffy with 18 points, and Chole Lamb with 17 points. Annabel Graettinger and Olivia Kaufmann led the charge for the leathernecks scoring 15 points each. But it wasn't enough as South Dakota had more offensive weapons. The Leathernecks look to taking on Oral Roberts as they play their final home game at Western Hall Saturday, Feb 23th at 4:30pm.

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Western Illinois men’s basketball team falls to South Dakota 80-67 on Saturday, February 16th.  The loss against South Dakota made it the 4th consecutive loss for the leathernecks. During the first half it was hard for the leathernecks to find any offensive rhythm shooting 35% against South Dakota’s defense. Western Illinois Ben Pyle had a huge role as he scored 8 points and had 6 rebounds. After the first half concluded the score was 35-29 and South Dakota wanted to hold onto that league.

 

During the 2nd half the Leathernecks still couldn't find any rhythm as they were committing turnovers and not finishing around the basket. South Dakota took advantage scoring a quick 14 points making the lead 46-32 in the first four minutes of the second half. Trey-Burch Manning began the charge when he hit  a nice contested three to ignite the rest of his team. Kobe Webster hit a few clutch shots before the end of the half, but South Dakota already had sealed the deal. The final score was 80-67 as South Dakota capitalized on the on the leathernecks faults.

 

Kobe Webster had high with 16 points and 7 rebounds. The next leading scorers were C.J Duff with 15 points and Ben Pyle with 10 points. South Dakota’s Triston Simpson had game high with 17 points while Trey-Burch Manning had 14 points. This loss to South Dakota was disappointing but the Leathernecks will be sure to make it up by their next upcoming game against Omaha Wednesday, Feb 20th at 7 p.m.

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Be ready for two leatherneck games will be going down in Macomb’s very own Western Hall Saturday, Feb 16th. The mens and womens team will be going against South Dakota in the Summit league. The last time the women’s teams faced each other the leathernecks fell short and South Dakota walked away with the victory. South Dakota is a great team and is well disciplined on defense. The leathernecks couldn't find any offensive rhythm as South Dakota was forcing them to take contested shots. Danni Nichols who tried to create some offense during their last face off had team high with 16 points. Annabel Graettinger was the next leading scorer with 10 points. The leathernecks weren't prepared for South Dakota’s defensive scheme and loss 49-92. Now they have a shot at redemption this Saturday. They’ve had a chance to look over film from the last game to plan out how to beat them this game. To find out who will win the next face off visit Western Hall Saturday Feb 16th, at 4:30 pm.

 

The men’s team also faced South Dakota a few weeks ago but they walked away with the win. The game was real intense as South Dakota out scored the leathernecks during the first half 31-26. Both teams were trading buckets during the first half until South Dakota’s Brandon Armstrong hit a mid range jumper with 6 minutes left in the half. Then South Dakota went to go on a 10-2 run. The leathernecks remained with that same urge to win as they continued the fight. During the 2nd half the leathers went on a 16-0 run to give them the lead back. In the long run the leathernecks worked twice as  hard in the 2nd half out scoring South Dakota 39-28. The final score of the game was 65-59. South Dakota walked away with a loss and now is coming back for revenge. Who will win this next face off between these teams in the Summit league? The men's team will play before the women at 2pm Saturday Feb 16th.

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The Macomb boys basketball team played a home game last night, February 14, against Camp Point Central, and took a hard-luck loss by a score of 52-43. The Bombers seemed like they could not buy a bucket at times, and Central repeatedly burned them from three-point range.

 

Colin MacGregor led the way for Macomb with a big 13-point effort that included a red-hot 2nd quarter. His performance kept Macomb afloat as some of their typically more influential guards were struggling. One of those guards, Ben Higgins, started out horrendously, as he came into the third quarter with a mere 2 points. However, he hit a 3 to begin the third, and took off from there. His huge 11-point second half kept Macomb swimming much like MacGregor’s 2nd quarter. It seemed like a game of spurts for Macomb, as they never looked like a consistent offensive team. One last thing that needs to be pointed out is the defensive effort of the whole team, and especially Dylan Wetterling. Wetterling racked up steal after steal and was a consistent pest to the Central backcourt.

 

For Camp Point Central, the unquestionable player of the game was Eric Jones. Jones annihilated the Bombers from 3, racking up 7 before the Bombers attempted to fix the issue. He seemed to be very adept at reading Macomb’s constantly shifting defensive scheme, and his off-ball movement allowed him to consistently find open space. Forward Hayden Niesen came into the game the further it went, and ended up with 10 points, and Lane Ippensen proved himself a good paint presence with his 8 points on the night.

 

Macomb had every chance to take this game over in the 4th quarter, but just couldn’t get the shots to fall. I did enjoy the aggressive nature of players like Higgins, Wetterling, and MacGregor, but the consistent production just was not there. Defensively they played with good effort, but mistakes allowed Jones to get open all night long from 3. By the time they realized the issue, and placed Tyler Bickers on him (who, to his credit, did a terrific job), it was too late. Macomb will get a chance to bounce back tonight, February 15, when they take on Monmouth-Roseville at home with a tip-off scheduled for 7:30.

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The Macomb girls basketball team had an exceptional team win. During the end of the first half they were down by 12 being 1-22 at the three point line. Shots seemed not to fall as they couldn't find any offensive rhythm. Even during the 2nd half in the third quarter, Macomb found themselves being down by 20.  But during the fourth quarter they made their run with making 8 straight threes to put them back in the game. Even though the offense wasn’t always there for Macomb, their defense is what led them back into the game. Always applying that pressure to force turnovers and change the tempo during the 2nd half. That's what Macomb needed to capitalized  on this extravagant win.

 

The Bombvers were led by Erika Dawson and Regan Emmerick who combined for 25 of the teams 58 points in the victory. Coach Keene will have to rely on them againts Genoseo tonight if they want to keep this magical run alive!

 

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Tough fought game between the Payson Indians and the Macomb bombers as the Payson's cap off the win with 66-48. Macomb started the game strong shooting 16/16 all in the first quarter. The two players to get Macomb started were guards Ben Higgins and Cam Schultze as they both knocked down a couple of three pointers to put them up against the Payson's. As the game continued, it was hard to find more offense for Macomb as Higgins and Schultze are the main players putting up numbers on the scoreboard. At the end of the first half the Payson’s tied the game with 27-27.

 

During the third quarter is where The Payson’s took advantage of Macomb’s poor shooting. At the end of the third quarter, Macomb was 7/34 and the Payson's were 17/44. There wasn’t enough scoring amongst the bombers as the Payson's defense always had an answer for their offensensive scheme. The Payson's just completely dominated the 2nd half to seal the deal on the win. At the end of the  fourth quarter, Payson's shot 22/66 and Macomb shot 14/48. As a team Macomb had a hard time looking for ways to score on the Payson's defense but couldn't figure out an answer.

 

Leading scorers for Macomb were Ben Higgins with 17 points and Cam Schultze with 12 points. The next leading scorer was Colin Mcgregor with 5 points which wasn't enough for this fighting Payson’s team. Leading scorers for  the Payson’s are Logan Sparks with 19 points, Cole Schwartz with 16 points, and Tanner Cannady with 12 points.

 

Macomb needs to run more plays through more players to get the offense flowing more. We’ll see if any adjustments are made during their next game against Camp Point Central Thursday, Feb 14th at 7:30PM.

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The Macomb boys basketball game will be a military appreciation night tonight, as any veterans or currently enlisted members can sign in at the door and be recognized between the JV and Varsity games.

 

Additionally, military personnel will be given free admission to the game, and will have to fill out a small form at the door. The game is tonight, February 12, at Payson Seymour High School, and the JV game is set to tip off at 6 PM.

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Western Illinois’ women’s basketball team hit the road again as part of a tough 4 day stretch that saw them travel to Purdue-Fort Wayne, back to Macomb, and today, to Omaha. The Leathernecks went down early and were losing at halftime, but used a huge defensive 3rd quarter to come back and pick up the win. The win marks their 4th straight, and pushes their Summit League record to 8-4.

 

WIU did this on the back of a trio of 20-point performances from Olivia Kaufmann (game-high 24), Annabel Graettinger (20), and Dani Nichols (career-high 22). Nichols in particular has played extremely well of late, as she has strung together the best scoring stretch of her young WIU career. She has now put together 7 15-point+ performances in her last 8 games, including her last 6. Her scoring prowess has only added to the impressive trio of Graettinger, Kaufmann and Taylor Higginbotham, who struggled offensively but did add a game-high 10 rebounds.

 

This game ends what can objectively be looked at as a soft stretch of the schedule, as their next four opponents in order are: South Dakota (H), Oral Roberts (H), Denver (A), and they finish with a massive road matchup with South Dakota State. South Dakota will come to town, for a 2 vs 3 matchup in the Summit League standings, on Saturday, February 16, with a tip-off scheduled for 4:30 PM.

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Bushnell Prairie City played a home game on Friday, February 8, against Illini West and came away with a big 66-47 win.

 

Bushnell was led by Jack Pico, who put up 20 points with 2 3-pointers in this one. Additionally, they got a 16-point performance out of Will Hensley. Charlie Hensley chipped in another 10, and created a big-three performance that was just too tough for Illini West to match.

 

This is the time of year where high school teams would like to be playing their best ball, and it certainly looks as though Bushnell is doing so. Their next game comes today, February 11, in an away matchup with the West Prairie Cyclones, the school they co-op with for football. Tip-off for that game is scheduled for 7:30.

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The Western Illinois men’s basketball team continued it’s recent struggle with a 79-64 loss in a road matchup with Purdue-Fort Wayne yesterday.

 

WIU lost this one despite Brandon Gilbeck putting up potentially his most impressive line in four years as a Leatherneck. Gilbeck scored 12 points, added 16 rebounds and blocked 10 shots to provide the first Summit League triple-double in nearly 28 years. The rest of WIU shot just 37% from the field, however, and could not provide enough around Gilbeck to power them to a win.

 

On the PFW side of things, Freshman guard Jarred Godfrey scored 17 points on what was a perfect shooting night. He finished 7-7 from the field and 3-3 from the 3. Overall, PFW had 5 players in double figures, and played the tight defensive game that has come to define this Mastodons team. They came out and executed a great gameplan, which allowed them to avenge their shocking 87-58 loss to WIU earlier this year.

 

WIU now sits at a perilous 3-8 in Summit League play, just one game above last place Denver. Should Denver win one more game and beat WIU in their meeting at Denver later this month, Denver would take over the last Summit Tournament spot. With the season hanging onto a thread, WIU will need a big performance when they play South Dakota at home next Saturday at 2 PM.

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The WIU women’s basketball team hit the road towards Fort Wayne, Indiana for a mid-week matchup with the Purdue-Fort Wayne Mastodons. The Leathernecks continued their strong play of late with a huge 90-61 win, and locked up a season sweep of the ‘Dons in the process.

 

The Leathernecks were led on the night by Olivia Kaufmann who used a big 14-point 4th quarter to rise up to 20 for the game, and added 5 assists and 6 rebounds to round out a wonderful performance. Dani Nichols continued her strong play of late as well, as her 17 points marks her 6th 15+-point performance in her last 7 games. Add in 16 points from Taylor Higginbotham, 11 from Kyra Washington, and you have a well-rounded, fun-to-watch performance on the road from a Leatherneck team who came in with a 1-7 road record.

 

With now their 5th Summit League win in their last 6 matchups, WIU is riding quite the hot streak as Summit League Tournament time draws ever nearer. They have begun shooting the ball much more efficiently as well, having shot no worse than 51% over the last 3 wins in SL play. WIU will look to keep this hot streak going on Saturday, February 9, when they head to Omaha for a road matchup with the Mavericks that is set to tip at 2 PM.

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Emotions were running high last night, February 4, as Macomb took on United Township
for their annual senior night tradition. United Township got out to a hot start, and never
looked back as they took this one by a final score of 85-67.


United got an extremely impressive performance out of senior center, Brandi
LaFountaine. LaFountaine went off for 30 points, and was a physical, imposing
presence inside all game. United got another nice game from junior guard Jasmine Bell,
who provided 18 points to the United cause.


On the Macomb side of things, the game began with the celebrations of the careers of
Emma Heuer, Ericka Dawson, Destiny Reid, and Reagan Johnson. The Bombers were
led in scoring in this one by junior forward Savana Kump, who put up 16 points. Kump is
one of six juniors on the team, so the hope will be that these six girls will be able to lead
this team back to prominence. The Bombers also received solid farewell performances
from seniors Heuer and Dawson, who scored 15 and 14 points respectively. It will be
interesting to see how Macomb replaces the scoring and overall talent that Dawson
brought to the floor on a nightly basis.


Despite the disappointing end to the season, I believe there are many positives to take
away from the year. In particular, I have been impressed by the young, up-and-coming
talent that exists on the Bombers’ roster. The likes of Avery Rexroat and Riley Creasey
established that as underclassmen, they will be a huge part of the near future for this
program, and that is something Bomber fans everywhere should be excited to hear. We
all will be looking forward to seeing the adjustments made by Head Coach Zach Keene
and watching how this team develops.

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The Lewistown boys basketball are on a five game win streak after outscoring Bushnell-Prairie City(BPCHS) 58-46 at home Saturday Feb 2nd. During the first quarter Lewistown scored 20 points which left Bushnell Prairie trailing behind with only 9 points. The separation of the score occurred during the first quarter as BPCHS only had two players score against 4 players scoris for Lewistown.

 

After going down 20-9 in the first quarter BPCHS attempted to come back by outscoring Lewistown in the 3rd 13 points to 12 points. But their efforts wasn't enough as they only outscore them in the 3rd quarter. Lewistown outscore them the first two quarters and closed the game out  in the 4th by players Cade Beekman and Drake Herrick hit two crucial three’s to seal the deal.

 

Guard Cade Beekman had game high with 25 points leading Lewistown to victory.Beekman shot real efficient being  7-9 from the field. He also knocked down 2 clutch three pointers during the 2nd half. Close Game between the two team but Bushnell-PraireCity will have another fighting chance against Brinfield on Monday, Feb 4th at 7:30 pm.

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Lewistown’s girls varsity basketball team traveled to Carthage to take on Illini West on Friday, February 1, and came away with a 51-44 win.

 

Lewistown did this largely on the back of a huge performance from Hannah Burdess. Burdess poured in 25 of the team’s 51 points, and carried the team offensively. No other girl made it into double digit scoring for Lewistown, but they did get solid performances from Sydney Shaeffer (7 pts), Carli Heffren (7 pts) and Anna Heffren (8 pts).

 

Lewistown pushed their record to an eye-popping 26-1 with this win as they try to overcome the sting of falling just short of last year’s State Finals. They will look to keep their momentum going as we approach the 2019 edition of IHSA March Madness.

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As a result of the postponement from yesterday’s men’s basketball game, WIU will now host both the men’s and women’s basketball teams from the University of North Dakota today, February 1.

 

The men will take the floor first, with a tip-off set for 4:30 PM. WIU is coming off perhaps its two biggest wins of the season, first taking down (at the time) #1 in the Summit Purdue-Fort Wayne in blowout fashion, 87-58. We may remember that as the “CJ Duff Game”, as he went off for 30 points on 8-9 shooting from 3. The second of these big wins came on the road against South Dakota. Ben Pyle recorded a double-double and led a balanced WIU attack to a win in what is always a tough environment in Vermillion. These two wins picked WIU up off the basement floor in the Summit, and continued impressive performances could see this team enter the Summit League Tournament with actual momentum.

 

The WIU men were defeated by UND in their last meeting 71-65. Coincidentally, that win happens to be the last win for UND, as they’ve lost 3 straight since. The hope here is that WIU is able to ride the wave of their recent results, and are able to pick up their 4th conference win. That 4th conference win would mean that the WIU men would only be a game shy of .500 in conference, which sets up a massive contest on Saturday, when North Dakota State comes to town.

 

The WIU women will hit the floor following the conclusion of the men’s game, with a tip off tentatively scheduled for 7 PM. The women had been riding a ton of momentum with 3 straight quality conference wins over North Dakota, Omaha, and Purdue-Fort Wayne. However, their last game saw them suffer one of the worst losses in the JD Gravina era, a 92-49 road loss at the hands of South Dakota. WIU shot a paltry 28% in this game that saw much of the hot air built up from the prior three games sadly released. They will be hoping to bounce back in a major way tonight, and I have no doubts that they will be extremely motivated to put up a big performance. Look for the trio of Taylor Higginbotham, Olivia Kaufmann, and Annabel Graettinger to have big games for WIU in what will hopefully be a second straight win over UND.

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Macomb Junior/Senior High School has released its schedule of events for Thursday, January 31.

 

The Junior High School wrestling meet at Lombard is set to take place today as scheduled, they will depart Macomb at 2:30 PM.

 

The 8th grade boys basketball game at Morton JHS is on as scheduled as well, with a 4:30 start time.

 

Girls sophomore and varsity basketball games at Monmouth-Roseville are on as scheduled. The sophomores will tip at 4:30 while the varsity will tip at 7:30.

 

The freshman boys basketball game at home against Quincy has been postponed to February 18.

 

Lastly, the West Central Conference Scholastic Bowl Tournament has been postponed to a date yet to be determined.

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There were some very strong performances displayed by a lot of talented players in this years Senior Bowl. A lot of players took advantage of this opportunity as the Senior Bowl is a chance to get drafted to the NFL. Players from all around had a week to prepare for the immense game in Alabama, Saturday, January 26th, at 1:30 p.m.

    

Western Illinois’ very own Khalen Saunders was selected to compete in the Senior Bowl. Khalen Saunders was a highlighted player of the week as the 320 lb. defensive lineman was filmed doing a backflip during practice. It's not everyday you get to see someone of his stature do a backflip. After his flip went viral he started getting a lot of recognition during practice all week. On Saunders’ first day in Alabama, he received a called from his fiancé saying that she was going into labor. Saunders said his fiancé, Ayanna Hall, encouraged his decision to stay in Alabama to play in the Senior Bowl. Saunders said “ She’s in good hands, she has her family with her while she’s in labor. This will be a motivation for me as go in the Senior Bowl because I’ll be playing for my fiancé and daughter”.

    

Saunders didn't look at it as choosing football over his family but playing hard so he can find a way to support them in the near future. Sanders was selected to the Senior Bowl for a reason, as he racked up 18 sacks, 127 tackles, and 6 forced fumbles in his career. Saunders knew there would be NFL scouts at the game so he took this opportunity to capitalize for the sport he shows passion for. Saunders played for the Northern All Star team in the Senior Bowl. In the start of the game, Saunders set the intensity by getting the very first sack of the game with 7:55 on clock during the first quarter. As Saunders threw South QB Will Grier to the ground, he rocked his arms as if there were a baby in his hands and pointed to the sky. This ultimately symbolized him playing hard for his newborn daughter.

    

At the end of the game, the Northern All Stars had come back to beat the Southern All Stars, 34-24. Saunders, who started out as a late round pick, has now moved up to second round consideration due to his performances during practice and the game. He has been receiving attention from the Oakland Raiders and the Los Angeles Chargers. The story of Khalen Saunders isn’t over because the young lineman has a brig

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Record Low Wind Chills Affect Area Sporting Events

 

With the expected record wind chills tomorrow, many colleges and area schools have made the difficult decision to close their doors. With this decision, many of the sporting events scheduled for today, tomorrow, and Thursday have also been affected.

 

Illini West has moved tonight’s boys varsity game against West Prairie High School to February 4th. This means that the junior varsity game scheduled for February 4th against Burlington Notre Dame has been cancelled.

 

Illini West’s girls junior varsity and varsity basketball games against Lewistown, previously scheduled for Wednesday, January 30, have been moved to a date to be determined. Tentatively, they are scheduled for February 1st, with JV to tip off at 6, followed by senior night festivities. However, if Lewistown’s game on Thursday, January 31st does not get played, it will be moved to Friday, January 1st, thus moving the Lewistown v Illini West game to Saturday, February 2nd. As a result of this possibility, Illini West’s girls team has removed itself from the KHQA Shootout on Saturday (NOT the Boys). Any additional info, or refund requests for the girls shootout, can be found by emailing Zak Huston at huston.zak@illiniwest.org.

 

Macomb has had a number of events cancelled as a result of the cold as well, beginning first with the boys swim meet, previously scheduled for Wednesday, January 30. Additionally, the boys basketball game against West Hancock tonight, January 29, has been rescheduled to Monday, February 4, in Warsaw. The girls basketball game against West Hancock at Washington Street Gym has also been cancelled. Any further information about reschedulings or cancellations can be found by emailing AD Dave Bartlett at bartlettd@mcusd185.org.

 

Keep your eyes on Local Sports Now (localsportsnow.com) as I will be posting updates on rescheduled games and cancellations throughout the day.

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Record Low Wind Chills Affect Area Sporting Events

 

With the expected record wind chills tomorrow, many colleges and area schools have made the difficult decision to close their doors. With this decision, many of the sporting events scheduled for today, tomorrow, and Thursday have also been affected.

 

Illini West has moved tonight’s boys varsity game against West Prairie High School to February 4th. This means that the junior varsity game scheduled for February 4th against Burlington Notre Dame has been cancelled.

 

Illini West’s girls junior varsity and varsity basketball games against Lewistown, previously scheduled for Wednesday, January 30, have been moved to a date to be determined. Tentatively, they are scheduled for February 1st, with JV to tip off at 6, followed by senior night festivities. However, if Lewistown’s game on Thursday, January 31st does not get played, it will be moved to Friday, January 1st, thus moving the Lewistown v Illini West game to Saturday, February 2nd. As a result of this possibility, Illini West’s girls team has removed itself from the KHQA Shootout on Saturday (NOT the Boys). Any additional info, or refund requests for the girls shootout, can be found by emailing Zak Huston at huston.zak@illiniwest.org.

 

Macomb has had a number of events cancelled as a result of the cold as well, beginning first with the boys swim meet, previously scheduled for Wednesday, January 30. Additionally, the boys basketball game against West Hancock tonight, January 29, has been rescheduled to Monday, February 4, in Warsaw. The girls basketball game against West Hancock at Washington Street Gym has also been cancelled. Any further information about reschedulings or cancellations can be found by emailing AD Dave Bartlett at bartlettd@mcusd185.org.

 

Keep your eyes on Local Sports Now (localsportsnow.com) as I will be posting updates on rescheduled games and cancellations throughout the day.

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It's a good day to be a Leatherneck as the Men's basketball team pulled off a win after trailing South Dakota 31-26 in the first half. This win was special because its been the first time the Leathernecks earned a road win in the Summit League since Feb 8th, 2017 at Oral Roberts. During the first half both teams went at it as the Leathernecks had the first lead with 17-11 with 9 minutes left in the half. But then South Dakota snagged the lead by going on a 10-0 run with 6 minutes left in the half. Halftime leaders were Ben Pyle scoring 8 points for the fighting leathernecks and Trey Burch-Manning from South Dakota with 11 points.

 

As the second half began South Dakota came back to the court with their heads in the game extending the lead to 50-39 in the first few minutes. The fighting Leathernecks weathered the storm and kept playing hard to get the lead back. Eventually the fighting Leathernecks went on a faultless 16-0 run from 9:35 mark to the 4:47. The fighting leathernecks clicked in on defense and was were offensively sound. Isaac Johnson played an important role by hitting a clutch three putting the Leathernecks up 55-50. As time runs down with less than a minute, Leathernecks were up 58-56 with a crucial possession. Western Illinois’ very own Kobe Webster burned a step back three putting the Leathernecks up 61-56 with less than 50 seconds left. Kobe Webster’s step back three was the dagger for the win.

 

Ben Pyle was the  leader of the game capturing a double double with 15 points shooting 4-8 from field, 2-5 from 3pt, and grabbing 10 rebounds. Including Ben pyle there were 4 leathernecks to score double digit points to help capture the win. Now the Leathernecks are on a win streak and they’ll bring that same intensity back to Western Hall against North Dakota Jan 31st, at 7 p.m.

 

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