Morehead St. 61, West Alabama 52

Terrance Hill scored 17 points and Drew Kelly added 14 as

Morehead State led throughout in a 61-52 victory over West Alabama

on Friday.

Kelly scored a pair of 3-pointers and a layup to get the Eagles

(2-3) off to an 8-0 start with less than 2 minutes elapsed in the

subregional game in the TicketCity Legends Classic.

The Eagles increased their lead to 22-5 with 11:24 remaining in

the first half, but the Tigers (1-4) closed the gap to 26-21 with

6:56 left. Ryan Fitch, who led West Alabama, a Division II team,

with 20 points, had two 3-pointers during that 16-4 run.

Two free throws by West Alabama’s Allen McGaha at the start of

the second half cut the lead to three, 31-28, but Morehead State

began to pull away after that. A three-point play by Hill started a

9-2 run that made it 40-30.