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Western Illinois trounces Culver-Stockton 73-36

Dec 10, 2009 - 3:32 AM MACOMB, Ill.(AP) -- David Nurse scored 18 points to lead Western Illinois in a 73-36 rout of Culver-Stockton Wednesday night.

Quenton Kirby scored 16 points and Matt Lander 13 for the Leathernecks (4-5), who outrebounded Culver-Stockton 46-22. Western Illinois led 44-19 at halftime and added to their margin after that.

All five of Nurse's field goals were 3-pointers. He had one more 3-pointer than Culver-Stockton, which was 4-for-20 on the night from behind the line.

Jason Gillespie, with 16 points, was the only player in double figures for the Wildcats (2-7), who are members of the NAIA. Gillespie made six shots out of his team's 13 field goals in the game. Culver-Stockton made just 31 percent of its shots from the field.