Home Teams Hold Serve in #SummitMBB Wednesday Night Action

Home Teams Hold Serve in #SummitMBB Wednesday Night Action

SOUTH DAKOTA 82, ORAL ROBERTS 70

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) - Matt Mooney scored 19 points with five assists and four steals and South Dakota beat Oral Roberts 82-70 on Wednesday night.

Tyler Hagedorn added 14 points and five rebounds for the Coyotes (16-5, 4-1 Summit League) who have won four of the last five. Tyler Peterson had 13 points and Triston Simpson and Nick Fuller had 11 apiece.

The team was 27 of 49 (55 percent) from the field and was 21 of 25 (84 percent) from the line.

South Dakota was up 43-31 at the break and Mooney, Simpson and Hagedorn teamed up for a 15-10 run to open the second half, pushing the advantage to 58-41 with 12:30 to play. Oral Roberts cut it to 62-51 with 8:29 left but the Coyotes held onto their double-digit lead for the win.

Sam Kearns scored 18 points with nine assists for the Golden Eagles (7-14, 3-3) who are on a three-game skid.


WESTERN ILLINOIS 75, FORT WAYNE 74 (OT)

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) - Kobe Webster scored 24 points with four 3-pointers and hit the winning basket with 1.1 seconds left in overtime, and Western Illinois rallied from 10 points down to beat Fort Wayne 75-74 on Wednesday night.

Dalan Ancrum and Brandon Gilbeck each hit jumpers for a 72-69 Leathernecks lead in OT, but John Konchar scored five straight and Fort Wayne led 73-72 on his jumper with 2:57 to play. The teams missed 3 of 4 free throws apiece before Webster hit his jumper in the lane off of C.J. Duff's defensive rebound. Dylan Carl missed a jumper on the next Bears' possession.

Gilbeck's free throw tied it at 68 at the end of regulation and Konchar missed a shot with four seconds left.

Fort Wayne trailed early but scored 13 straight and finished on a 10-0 run to lead 36-26 at halftime.

Bryson Scott scored 17 points, Kason Harrell 13, and Xzavier Taylor and Konchar had 11 apiece for the Mastodons (13-9, 2-3). It was Fort Wayne's first OT game of the season.


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