Jackson, Owens-Murrey lead Western Illinois to 77-62 win over UMKC

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MACOMB, Ill. (AP)—David Jackson and Jerryck Owens-Murrey each scored 16 points to lead Western Illinois to a 77-62 win over Missouri-Kansas City on Thursday night.

Jackson’s free throw with 9:26 left in the first half put Western Illinois (10-11, 5-5 Summit League) ahead for good 18-17 and sparked a 15-1 run for the Leathernecks.

David DuBois added 14 points and Chris Gonzalez and Josh Rivers each chipped in 11 points for Western Illinois, which led 39-24 at the half.

Tim Blackwell had a game-high 17 points and Dane Brumagin added 13 for Missouri-Kansas City (8-15, 3-7), which couldn’t come back from a poor shooting first half. The Kangaroos were 9-for-27 from field-goal range (33.3 percent), compared with 15-for-28 (53.6 percent) for the Leathernecks.

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 Mo. Kansas City
Tim Blackwell Tim Blackwell
5-10,  17 Pts
3 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Western Ill.
Jerryck Owens-Murray Jerryck Owens-Murray
6-8,  16 Pts
7 Rebs, 3 Assists

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