Arkansas St. 71, Cent. Arkansas 64
Brandon Peterson had 19 points and nine rebounds to help
Arkansas State beat Central Arkansas 71-64 Saturday night in a
renewal of an old rivalry.
Peterson was 6 of 8 from the field and 7 of 8 from the
free-throw line. Ed Townsel added 15 points, five rebounds and five
assists for the Red Wolves (4-5), who never trailed in the game.
Malcoln Kirkland and Trey Finn had 10 points apiece.
Jarvis Garner and Mark Rutledge scored 13 points each for the
Bears (5-4), and LaQuentin Miles added 12. The loss snapped Central
Arkansas’ five-game winning streak.
With the victory, Arkansas State edged ahead of Central Arkansas
in all-time wins in the series, 19-18. The game was the first
meeting between the in-state rivals since the 1952-53 season.
The Red Wolves led by 11, 34-23, at halftime and by as many as
14 in the second half.