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Ancrum leads Western Illinois over Eastern Illinois 56-54

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) Dalan Ancrum scored 21 points, including three 3-pointers in the final five minutes, and grabbed 11 boards to give Western Illinois a 56-54 victory over Eastern Illinois Wednesday night.

The Leathernecks (2-0) were down by seven with 4:53 to play when Ancrum sank three unanswered 3-pointers followed by a pair of free throws to put his team on top 56-52 with 55 seconds remaining.

Ancrum, who recorded his first career double-double, was 7-of-18 shooting, 4 of 4 from the line and Kobe Webster added 10 points.

Western Illinois led 30-28 at the break but fell behind early in the second half and trailed through most of the period. Brandon Gilbeck hit a jumper to close it to 50-45 with 5:38 to play before Ancrum's one-man rally in the stretch put the Leathernecks in the lead for good.

Jajuan Starks scored 15 points with seven rebounds for Eastern Illinois (0-2), D'Angelo Jackson scored 11 and Montell Goodwin had 10.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Eastern Ill. 0-2 282654
home team logo Western Ill. 2-0 302656
Team Stats
away team logo Eastern Ill. 0-2 71.8 PPG 38.3 RPG 13.6 APG
home team logo Western Ill. 2-0 70.9 PPG 38.5 RPG 10.3 APG
Key Players
22
J. Wallace 15.5 PPG 3.9 RPG 2.9 APG 41.1 FG%
10
K. Webster 17.0 PPG 4.4 RPG 3.1 APG 42.9 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB