Macomb, IL (Sports Network) - Jack Houpt and Adam Link both contributed 16
points for Western Illinois as the Leathernecks kept their perfect Summit
League intact by defeating IUPU-Fort Wayne, 62-50, at Western Hall.
Houpt did the majority of his scoring from beyond the arc, where he went 4-
of-5, and Link converted 8-of-11 attempts at the charity stripe for Western
Illinois (10-3, 4-0 Summit) as it picked up its seventh win in a row. Ceola
Clark scored 14 points and dished out six assists while Terell Parks made an
impact on the glass by pulling down 10 rebounds.
Luis Jacobo paced IPFW (6-9, 0-2) with 19 points. Joe Edwards chipped in 10
points off the bench, but the Mastodons struggled as Frank Gaines, who entered
the contest averaging 19.8 points per game, was held to eight points on 2-
of-13 shooting from the field. IPFW has now lost six consecutive away games.
It did not take long for the Leathernecks to take control. Clark made a jumper
to give the hosts a 20-10 lead at the 8:44 mark of the first half before
Western Illinois took a 31-19 advantage into the intermission. IPFW was ice
cold to start the contest and made just 6-of-22 attempts from the field in the
opening 20 minutes. The Leathernecks shot 54.2 percent from the floor in the
Although the Mastodons improved after the break to convert 34.3 percent of
their field goal attempts, Western Illinois protected its lead by draining 16-
of-21 at the charity stripe in the second half.
IPFW made only 10-of-23 attempts at the free throw line in the game while the
Leathernecks enjoyed a 39-31 edge in the rebounding battle.
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