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Eastern Illinois Defeats Western Illinois 92-88 - Recap

Eastern Illinois got 22 points from Josiah Wallace as they ran past Western Illinois 92-88 on Saturday at Lantz Arena.

Eastern Illinois earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the -12.0-point spread.

Sammy Friday IV had 16 points for Eastern Illinois and Mack Smith chipped in with 13 points. Marvin Johnson had 6 assists for them, while Marvin Johnson was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

Western Illinois got 37 points from Justin Brookens in a losing cause and another 19 points from Ramean Hinton. Justin Brookens contributed 4 assists for them, while Will Carius had 10 rebounds.

Eastern Illinois was winning at the break before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Western Illinois as they grabbed 42 boards, while Eastern Illinois only had 33

Eastern Illinois heads into a battle against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. Western Illinois, meanwhile, will have their next action against North Dakota State.