JaMichael Hawkins had 15 points including three 3-pointers and
Devonte Upson chipped in with seven points and nine rebounds for the
Southeast Louisiana jumped to a 10-point lead midway through the
first period and a 25-23 lead at the break. Western Illinois tied
the score and briefly took over the lead early in the second but
could not maintain it following a Benton steal and subsequent dunk.
A pair of 3-pointers by Hawkins and Joshua Filmore widened the
Garret Covington led the Leathernecks (1-4) with a game-high 22
points, 8 rebounds and one assist. Western Illinois hit 40 percent
each from the field and the line and sank just 26.7 percent of its
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