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Summit League Tournament - Recap - Western Illinois Defeats South Dakota 54-53

Summit League Tournament - Recap - Western Illinois Defeats South Dakota 54-53

Western Illinois got 21 points from Ceola Clark III as they ran past South Dakota 54-53 on Saturday at Sioux Falls Arena.

Western Illinois won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 5.5-point spread.

Adam Link had 9 points for Western Illinois and Jack Houpt chipped in with 6 points. Ceola Clark III had 3 assists for them, while Michael Ochereobia was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

South Dakota got a 14-point performance from Juevol Myles, who was supported by 12 points from Trevor Gruis. Juevol Myles had 3 assists in a losing cause for South Dakota, while Trevor Gruis grabbed 12 rebounds.

Western Illinois trailed at halftime, 25-21.

The rebound battle favored Western Illinois as they grabbed 32 boards, while South Dakota only had 31.