SAINT CHARLES, Mo. (AP) JJ Kalakon had 25 points in Western Illinois' 79-71 win against Lindenwood on Thursday night.

Kalakon had five rebounds for the Leathernecks (14-8, 7-2 Ohio Valley Conference). Ryan Myers scored 21 points, going 7 of 9 from the floor, including 5 for 6 from 3-point range, and 2 for 3 from the line. Jesiah West was 5 of 8 shooting and 2 of 3 from the free throw line to finish with 12 points.

The Lions (8-15, 2-8) were led in scoring by Keenon Cole, who finished with 24 points and seven rebounds. Lindenwood also got 19 points from Darius Beane. Jaylon McDaniel also put up 12 points.


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