Pettiford scores 16 points as IUPUI defeats Western Illinois 64-47

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MACOMB, Ill. (AP)—Forward Billy Pettiford scored a game-high 16 points and George Hill added 15 as IUPUI defeated Western Illinois 64-47 on Saturday night.

Austin Montgomery added 13 points and Jon Avery came off the bench to score 10 for the Jaguars (6-2, 1-0 Summit).

IUPUI went into halftime with a 31-26 lead.

The Leathernecks (3-6, 0-1 Summit) had just two players in double digits. Forward Jerryck Owens-Murrey scored 14 points, and James Washington chipped in 13.

Western Illinois shot poorly from the field, making just 25 percent (6-of-24) in the second half. That compared with IUPUI’s 50 percent (9-of-18) after halftime.

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 IUPUI
G. Hill G. Hill
3-7,  15 Pts
10 Rebs, 5 Assists
 Western Ill.
J. Washington J. Washington
3-5,  13 Pts
3 Rebs, 4 Assists

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