IPFW fends off late Western Illinois charge 63-58Jan 29, 2010 - 3:31 AM MACOMB, Ill.(AP) -- Nick Daniels and Ben Botts scored 13 points apiece as IPFW held off a late charge by Western Illinois 63-58 on Thursday night.
Zach Plackemeier added nine points and a game-best eight assists for the Mastodons (10-10, 5-5 Summit League), who got 10 rebounds from Deilvez Yearby.
Quenton Kirby scored 15 points and hit all eight free throws to pace the Leathernecks (8-12, 2-8). Ceola Clark scored 14.
The Mastodons led 42-30 on Antwone Snead's basket with 11:25 left. Kirby capped a 9-0 Western Illinois run with two free throws to trim it to 42-39 with 6:27 to go. But Daniels put IPFW up 54-45 with 1:40 left.
Western Illinois stormed back, and a 3-pointer by Clark with 21 seconds left cut it to 57-56. Plackemeier sank two free throws, and Clark did the same to make it 59-58. But Botts closed it out with four more free throws.
- NCAA BB
WESTRN ILLINOIS 58 FINAL
Jan 28 9:55 PM
- NCAA BB
WESTRN ILLINOIS 20 HALFTIME
Jan 28 8:45 PM
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