#SummitMBB Scoreboard (Dec. 11)

Photo by Inertia Sports
Photo by Inertia Sports

Western Illinois 78, Idaho 75

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Garret Covington scored 25 of his 27 points in the second half to rally Western Illinois to a 78-75 victory over Idaho on Thursday night.

J.C. Fuller added 15 points and Jabari Sandifer and Mohamed Conde 10 apiece for the Leathernecks (3-5), while Tate Stensgaard grabbed 10 rebounds.

Covington tied a school record with six consecutive made 3-pointers, his only baskets from beyond the arc after missing his first five long-distance tries. The six 3-pointers were a career best.

The Vandals (4-4) were up 42-25 with 18:36 remaining when the Leathernecks went on a 20-0 run to take the lead for good.

The Vandals closed to 74-72 with 1:03 left but Fuller and Covington each made free throws. Idaho's Sekou Wiggs made a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left before Conde's two free throws finished the scoring.

Wiggs finished with 17 points, Mike Scott 14 and Connor Hill 13 for Idaho.

Fort Wayne 91, Michigan-Dearborn 67

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Joe Edwards and Joe Reed both scored 15 points and IPFW beat Michigan-Dearborn 91-67 on Thursday night.

Isaiah McCray scored 13 points, Steve Forbes scored 12, grabbed 10 rebounds and had five assists, and Jure Gunjina scored 10 for the Mastodons (6-3), who were out-rebounded 37-35.

Brandon Cole led Michigan-Dearborn (5-9) with 18 points, Jamiel Strickland scored 12, Darryl Mobley Jr. 11, and Jason Penn 10.

Michigan-Dearborn led briefly 7-6 on a 3-pointer by Strickland before IPFW used an 11-2 run to pull ahead. Edwards scored 13 points in the half and the Mastodons led 48-35 at halftime.

The Wolverines gained ground by opening the second half with an 8-2 run, but IPFW replied with an 11-2 run and led 60-43 after Gunjina hit a jumper and a 3-pointer. The Mastodons used a 16-2 run to lead 85-62 at 4:18 and continued to pull away.