MACOMB, Ill. — Dalan Ancrum scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Western Illinois snapped a four-game losing streak by thumping Oral Roberts, 82-56 in a Summit League contest Saturday afternoon.
Ancrum’s jumper put the Leathernecks in front for good, 10-9, four minutes into the game and drilled a 3 midway through the half for a 22-12 advantage.
Ancrum finished 8 of 14 from the field and 7-for-7 shooting from the line. Kobe Webster added 21 points. Western Illinois (11-11, 2-7) connected on 17 of 19 free-throw attempts (89.5 percent), hitting better than 68 percent from the line for just the second time in Summit League play and first since they shot 87.5 percent in its first meeting with the Eagles.
Sam Kearns scored 12 points to lead Oral Roberts (9-17, 3-6), which trailed by 19 at halftime, 38-19.