SE Missouri 74, E. Illinois 53

Marland Smith scored 19 points and Southeast Missouri used a

20-0 second-half run to defeat Eastern Illinois 74-53 on Monday

night.

Tyler Stone had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Redhawks

(12-9, 7-2 Ohio Valley), who have won eight of 10. Leon Powell

added 12 points and Michael Porter 10.

Jeremy Granger’s 12 points led the Panthers (9-12, 2-7), who

lost their sixth straight.

Southeast Missouri fell behind 36-31 at intermission but

outscored Eastern Illinois 43-17 in the second half.

After nudging ahead 44-42, the Redhawks held the Panthers

scoreless for 8:22 during a 20-0 run fueled by eight points from

Stone. This followed an earlier 11-0 spurt by Southeast

Missouri.

The Redhawks, who swept the season series, outshot the Panthers

52 percent (27 of 52) to 37 percent (20 of 54) and held a 42-25

rebounding advantage.