Kalakon scores 25 as Western Illinois downs Lindenwood 79-71


Block of the year? Western Illinois player snatches ball away at the rim

Jesiah West comes up with an incredible rejection for Western Illinois, pinning the ball on the glass with two hands before taking it away.

SAINT CHARLES, Mo. -- — JJ Kalakon had 25 points in Western Illinois' 79-71 win against Lindenwood on Thursday night.

Kalakon had five rebounds for the Leathernecks (14-8, 7-2 Ohio Valley Conference). Ryan Myers scored 21 points, going 7 of 9 from the floor, including 5 for 6 from 3-point range, and 2 for 3 from the line. Jesiah West was 5 of 8 shooting and 2 of 3 from the free throw line to finish with 12 points.

The Lions (8-15, 2-8) were led in scoring by Keenon Cole, who finished with 24 points and seven rebounds. Lindenwood also got 19 points from Darius Beane. Jaylon McDaniel also put up 12 points.


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