Cross spurs Jacksonville State past Eastern Kentucky 80-71
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Jacara Cross came off the bench to match his season high with 20 points and Jacksonville State closed out the game on an 11-2 run to beat Eastern Kentucky 80-71 on Saturday.
JacQuess Hobbs hit back-to-back jumpers to pull Eastern Kentucky even at 69 with 4:51 remaining in the game. But Derrick Cook hit two free throws, Cross sank 3 of 4 foul shots and Cook added a layup to put the Gamecocks (7-8, 2-0 Ohio Valley Conference) up 78-69 with 1:46 left to play.
Kayne Henry and reserve De’Torrion Ware added 14 points apiece for Jacksonville State, while Cook finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists.