Central Michigan Tops Illinois-Chicago, 70-56

Updated 11/25/2000

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) - David Webber scored 24 points as Central Michigan defeated Illinois-Chicago, 70-56, on Saturday (Nov. 25).

The Chippewas (3-0), which led 33-28 at the half, pulled away early in the second.

A Jordan Kardos 3-pointer brough Illinois-Chiacgo (1-2) to within 36-33, but a 17-5 spurt _ which included 10 points from Webber _ put Central ahead 53-38 midway through the second half.

Taurus Cook led the Flames with 11 points. Thor Solverson added 11 rebounds for Illinois-Chicago, which held the rebounding edge 39-30.

Gerrit Brigitha and Mike Manciel each had 11 points for Centr