IPFW defeats Western Illinois, 53-49

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP)—Deilvez Yearby had 18 points and eight rebounds to lead IPFW past Western Illinois 53-49 Saturday night.

IPFW (6-7, 1-2 Summit) overcame a 32.6 percent shooting night from the field by making 20 of its 23 free-throw attempts. Yearby was 6-for-6 from the line.

The only scoring in the last four minutes came on two free throws by IPFW’s Antwone Snead with 1 second to play.

Oleg Kovalov had 11 points for the Mastodons, including 4-for-4 in free throws.

Ceola Clark had 13 points for the Leathernecks (5-8, 0-4) while Emeka Okafor Jr. had 12 points and six rebounds. Western Illinois made just 33.3 percent of its outside shots. Clark had all three of the Leathernecks’ 3-pointers, going 3-for-7. The rest of the team was 0-for-12 from beyond the arc.

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 Top Performers
 Western Ill.
Emeka Okafor Jr. Emeka Okafor Jr.
4-6,  12 Pts
6 Rebs, 0 Assists
 IPFW
Deilvez Yearby Deilvez Yearby
6-13,  18 Pts
8 Rebs, 1 Assists

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