Williams leads SE Missouri over Western Illinois

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP)—Calvin Williams scored 25 points and had five blocks, both career highs, to lead Southeast Missouri to a 64-63 win over Western Illinois on Sunday.

Williams scored 14 of the final 16 points for Southeast Missouri (3-8, 0-2 Ohio Valley). Kenard Moore had 13 for the Redhawks, while Jaycen Herring added 11 points.

Western Illinois (4-7, 1-0 Summit League) was led by Josh Rivers’ 17 points. David Nurse scored 12 and David DuBois 11 for the Leathernecks.

The Redhawks snapped a five-game losing streak.

The game stayed close in the second half, with both teams taking the lead at times. They were tied 62-62 with 1:40 left.

Western Illinois’ Quenton Kirby had a chance to tie the game again with 48 seconds to go, but he missed the first of two free throws to keep it 64-63 and Southeast Missouri held on to win.

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