Southern Utah vs Western Illinois

S. Utah 65, W. Illinois 55


MACOMB, Ill. (AP) - Damon Heuir scored 22 points and Southern Utah shot 61.5 percent in a 65-55 victory over Western Illinois on Saturday night.

Ramell Taylor added 21 points and Jackson Stevenett 13 for the Thunderbirds (9-9, 4-4 Summit League), who hit 24 of 39 shots and won their second in a row.

Ceola Clark paced the Leathernecks (9-7, 4-4) with 16 points and recorded one steal to tie Bill Heisler's school career record of 167. Terell Parks had a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Obi Emegano scored 13.

Western Illinois has lost two straight.

Clark opened the game with a 3-pointer, but the Thunderbirds replied with a 13-0 run and never trailed again.

The Leathernecks went 8:13 without scoring before Don McAvoy sank a 3-pointer with 10:12 left in the half.

Southern Utah was up 26-19 at intermission, and the lead peaked at 13 late in the game.

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Southern Utah Thunderbirds
J. Stevenett, F376-90-162413
R. Taylor, F378-144-620121
M. Massey, C361-23-44625
D. Heuir, G407-108-995322
R. Jones, Jr., G312-30-05244
J. Johnson70-00-00020
W. Collie40-00-00000
C. Nsenki30-00-00000
J. Scott30-00-01000
T. Koehler20-10-01000
Totals 24-3915-2030151665
Western Illinois Leathernecks
O. Emegano, F375-123-461213
J. Houpt, F321-20-04143
T. Parks, C364-95-5110213
C. Clark III, G405-144-622316
T. Tyler, G321-71-20243
R. Roberts-Burnett111-50-01012
D. Gebru60-10-00020
D. McAvoy62-30-01005
A. Watson00-00-00000
Totals 19-5313-172661855
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