CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Adam Link scored 15 points and Ceola Clark added 14 as Western Illinois defeated Eastern Illinois 57-45 on Wednesday night.
Terrell Parks had 11 points, eight rebounds and six blocked shots for the Leathernecks (6-3).
Malcolm Herron led the Panthers (3-7), with eight points, and three players added seven points each.
A 20-4 run during a second-half stretch of 9:58 gave Western Illinois control.
Parks had seven points and Jack Houpt keyed the rally. Eastern Illinois shot 2 for 8 from the floor and had five turnovers during the stretch, which gave the Leathernecks a 49-38 cushion with 2:30 remaining.
Houpt had nine points.