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UMKC holds off Western Illinois 61-57

Jan 22, 2010 - 4:00 AM KANSAS CITY, Mo.(AP) -- LaTreze Mushatt and Jay Couisnard scored 14 points each and UMKC held off Western Illinois 61-57 Thursday night to end a three-game losing streak.

Spencer Johnson had 10 points and 10 rebounds and Bakari Lewis also had 10 points for the Kangaroos (9-9, 3-4 Summit). The game was close throughout, with UMKC leading by 10 late in the first half, and 33-26 at halftime. The Kangaroos maintained the lead throughout the second half although Western Illinois came within 43-42 midway through the half.

Ceola Clark, who made four of his five 3-point attempts, led all scorers with 16 points for Western Illinois (7-11, 1-6). James Granstra scored 12 for the Leathernecks.