SE Missouri 80, E. Illinois 73

Marland Smith hit seven 3-pointers en route to 24 points,

leading Southeast Missouri past Eastern Illinois 80-73 on Saturday

night.

Tyler Stone scored 18 points and Leon Powell had a double-double

of 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Redhawks (10-8, 5-1 Ohio

Valley), who have won two straight. Lucas Nutt had seven

assists.

Jeremy Granger scored a game-high 31 points for the Panthers

(9-7, 2-2), whose three-game winning streak ended. Joey Miller

added 12 points.

Southeast Missouri enjoyed an extended run late in the first

half that turned the game in its favor. Tied 17-17, the Redhawks

put together a 27-12 run over the final 9:09 and led 44-29 at

intermission.

Southeast Missouri outshot Eastern Illinois 52 percent (29 to

56) to 47 percent (27 of 58) but had an even more pronounced

advantage from 3-point range, hitting 11 of 20 to the Panthers’ 4

of 12.