7am News, Sports and Obits

Latest WGIL news
Click to play or
Right click and "Save Target As" to download
Click for Galesburg, Illinois Forecast
Home - Cancellations - Community Events - Contact Us - Mornings - News - Obituaries - Pictures - Programs - Special Events Audio - Sports - Weather
Shot at Buzzer Leads Western Michigan Over NIU
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -- Matt Stainbrook scored on a layup at the buzzer and finished with 18 points as Western Michigan edged Northern Illinois 82-80 Saturday.

Flenard Whitfield and Demetrius Ward each added 15 point for the Broncos (10-8, 3-2 Mid-American), who won their seventh straight at home.

Xavier Silas led the Huskies (6-11, 2-3) with 23 points, and Tim Toler added 18.

Down 80-76 with 28 seconds to play, Northern Illinois rallied to tie it on a free throw by Lee Fisher and Silas' 3-pointer with 16 seconds remaining. After Ward missed a layup in the closing seconds, Stainbrook grabbed the rebound and scored the winning basket.

Western Michigan trailed by 14 in the first half and 40-34 at halftime before leading by nine in the second half.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
News management powered by Xpression News
Read the latest local sports stories by clicking here