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Kobe Webster and Isaac Johnson combined for 42 points, Brandon Gilbeck added 10 points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots and Western Illinois led all the way, defeating SIU-Edwardsville 83-58 Wednesday night.


Western Illinois (3-4) shot 58 percent from the floor, making 29 of 50 shots with 12 3-pointers and 15 assists. The Leathernecks offense was especially potent after halftime, with 15-of-24 shooting (62.5 percent), and 64 percent from distance, 7 of 11.


Webster led the Leathernecks with 22 points on 8-for-11 shooting and four 3-pointers with six rebounds and five assists. Johnson added 20 points, also shooting 8 for 11. C.J. Duff added 10 points.


David McFarland led SIU-Edwardsville (1-4) with 12 points, shooting 4 of 11. Cameron Williams added 11 points and Christian Ellis 10 with six rebounds. The Cougars were held to 20-for-66 shooting, 30 percent.

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