Houston Baptist vs Eastern Illinois

E. Illinois 64, Houston Baptist 44

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CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) - Josh Piper scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds on Saturday to lead Eastern Illinois to a 64-44 victory over Houston Baptist.

Sherman Blanford also helped Eastern Illinois (3-4) with 15 points and eight rebounds, as the team had a 32-22 advantage on the boards.

Malcolm Herron scored 12 points for Eastern Illinois.

Eastern Illinois pulled away in the second half with accurate shooting, hitting 10 of 15 shots.

Houston Baptist (3-3) struggled with its shooting most of the game, hitting just 14 of 40 shots from the floor and missing all 10 of its 3-point attempts.

Tyler Russell scored 11 points to lead Houston Baptist, and Marcus Davis had seven rebounds.

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Scoreboard
Houston Baptist (3-3)152944
Eastern Illinois (3-4) «323264

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Houston Baptist Huskies
A. Bernardi, F243-82-30058
T. Russell, G343-105-612211
M. Smith, G241-20-01302
M. Davis, G211-43-57145
D. Womack, G90-20-01040
R. Lewis262-34-62328
S. Gales223-30-04136
J. Evans160-30-02010
J. Harper151-42-21004
C. Crayton50-00-00020
D. Bowden40-10-00000
Totals 14-4016-2222102344
 35%72.7% 
Eastern Illinois Panthers
J. Piper, F294-56-6112316
S. Blanford, F285-125-1082215
A. Akers, G321-60-11423
M. Woods, G172-21-32255
A. Austin, G142-30-03124
T. Jones241-31-20044
M. Herron215-70-023312
C. Harvey201-30-02102
K. Anderson131-11-11003
A. Lubsey20-00-01000
Totals 22-4214-2332152164
 52.4%60.9% 
Southland
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Orleans13-520-12154
Texas A&M-CC12-624-12159
Hou. Baptist12-617-14176
SF Austin12-618-15203
Sam Houston10-821-13195
Lamar10-819-15232
SE Louisiana9-916-16249
Nicholls St.7-1114-17253
Abil Chr.7-1113-16289
Nwestern St.7-1113-16306
Incarn Word7-1112-17303
C. Arkansas7-118-24311
McNeese St.4-147-22315

Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Belmont15-123-760
Morehead St.10-614-16200
Jax. State9-720-15151
Tenn. St.8-817-13161
Tenn. Tech8-812-20277
Eastern Ky.5-1112-19248
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT Martin10-622-13164
SE Missouri St.9-715-18274
Murray St.8-816-17230
Austin Peay7-911-19261
Eastern Ill.6-1014-15265
SIUE1-156-24333
 
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