Cleveland State dominates Eastern Illinois 82-68
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP)
Trey Lewis scored 17 and grabbed nine rebounds, and Anton Grady scored 10 for Cleveland State (14-9) in its final non-conference game of the season. The Vikings outshot the Panthers 50 percent to 44.9 percent, and out-rebounded them 34-26.
Forbes capped an 11-2 run with a 3-pointer and Cleveland State led 30-19 midway through the first half. Eastern Illinois (7-14) ripped an 11-2 run but trailed 41-37 at halftime.
The Panthers opened the second half with a 7-0 run, then pulled ahead by 15 on another 7-0 run. Chris Olivier's free throw made it an eight-point game at 4:53, but Eastern Illinois got no closer.
Dylan Chatman led the Panthers with 19, Sherman Blanford scored 16, and Olivier 11.