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Yearby leads IPFW past SIU-Edwardsville 78-40

Feb 24, 2010 - 2:36 AM FORT WAYNE, Ind.(AP) -- Deilvez Yearby finished with 16 points, 15 rebounds, seven blocks and five assists to lead IPFW to a 78-40 victory over SIU-Edwardsville on Tuesday night.

Ben Botts added 16 points, Frank Gaines 10 and Trey McCorkle had 12 rebounds and three blocks for the Mastodons (15-13).

Nikola Bundalo scored a team-high eight points for the Cougars (4-23), who shot season-low 20.3 percent (16 of 64).

IPFW used a 9-1 run to extend its lead to 19-6 with 11:45 left in the first half and led by double digits the rest of the way.

IPFW went into halftime up 36-20 and held SIU-Edwardsville scoreless for the final 7:47. During their drought, the Cougars missed 13 shots and committed six turnovers.