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Jason Hawthorne finished with a season-high nine points.
Courtesy: WIU Visual Productions Center
Jason Hawthorne finished with a season-high nine points.
Leathernecks Cruise Past Greenville College Wednesday, 95-48
Courtesy: Western Illinois Athletics  
Release: Tuesday 01/09/2013
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MACOMB, Ill. - The Leathernecks downed Greenville College Wednesday evening, 95-48, inside Western Hall, marking the first time in 193 games Western Illinois has scored 95-plus points in a game, and increasing the Leathernecks' win streak to 10 games.

The last time the Leathernecks had reached the 95-point mark was November 21, 2005, against IPFW, and their 47-point win marked the largest margin of victory for the Leathernecks since the 2010-11 season.

Terell Parks' fifth double-double of the season led the way for the Leathernecks, as the senior forward connected on 11-of-11 shooting for 22 points, and pulled down 10 rebounds. Parks' 11-for-11 effort set a new Western Illinois program record for field goals made without a miss.

Senior guard Ceola Clark III also had a career night, dishing out 12 assists, 10 in the first half alone, to go along with his six points and six rebounds.

Besides Parks, three other Leathernecks finished with 10 or more points in Michael Ochereobia, who finished with 18 points and nine rebounds, both season-bests, Jordan Foster who recorded a season-high 14 points, and Don McAvoy III who notched 11.

Jason Hawthorne finished with a season-high nine points.

Jamaal Walker (5) and Isaiah Duncan (2) each tallied their first points as Leathernecks.

Greenville was led by MarQuel Jones who tallied 15 points and four rebounds.

Western shot 59.1% from the floor, while the Panthers connected on 37.3%. The Leathernecks also bested Greenville in rebounds, 43-24.

Greenville was unable to connect on a field goal through the first 7:30 of the game, and the Leathernecks took advantage of it. Western jumped out to a 21-1 lead before the Panthers were able to tally a field goal.

For the rest of the first half, the Leathernecks handled their business on both ends of the floor, and took a 48-20 lead into the break, and the Leathernecks cruised in the second, on their way to a victory. 

Western resumes Summit League play Saturday (Jan. 12) at Omaha with tip-off slated for 11:30 a.m.


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