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Fort Wayne beats Western Illinois 96-92 in OT

Bryson Scott
Bryson Scott
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Late steal lifts Mastodons past rallying Leathernecks

Sunday, February 26, 2017 12:50 am

MACOMB, Ill. — Bryson Scott and Brent Calhoun scored 21 points apiece as Fort Wayne beat Western Illinois 96-92 in overtime on Saturday night, closing out the regular season for both teams. In overtime, the teams battled to an 89-89 tie with 2:26 to go. Scott made a three-point play and later a key steal to put the Mastodons (19-11, 8-8 Summit) on top for good, 92-89, with 1:42 remaining. The win places Fort Wayne in a three-way tie for fourth in conference.

John Konchar added 19 points with six rebounds, DeAngelo Stewart had 17 points and nine rebounds and Mo Evans had 11 points and 13 assists.

Fort Wayne had a 67-66 edge midway through the second half and led by 11 points with 4:19 to play. Western Illinois rallied after that and a Brandon Gilbeck dunk evened it up at 86 with six seconds remaining in regulation, forcing overtime.

Garret Covington scored 35 points with six assists to lead the Leathernecks (8-19, 5-11).

Fort Wayne will be the No. 6 seed in the 2017 Summit League Championship and play No. 3 seed Omaha on March 5 at 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Mastodons won both meetings from Omaha this season.


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