Morehead St. 64, SE Missouri 52

Kenneth Faried scored 23 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead

Morehead State to a 64-52 win over Southeast Missouri State on

Saturday night.

Sam Goodman and Demonte Harper each finished with 12 points for

the Eagles (19-8, 11-4 Ohio Valley Conference), who won their

seventh straight game.

Morehead State jumped out to a 13-2 lead and went into halftime

with an 11-point advantage. The Eagles never trailed but had

trouble pulling away midway through the second half, as Southeast

Missouri State cut their lead to five points on a layup by Marcus

Brister.

But the Redhawks (7-19, 5-10) did not pull closer, as Morehead

State answered with six straight points, highlighted by Faried’s

slam dunk to help them cruise the rest of the contest.

Leon Powell led the Redhawks with 11 points, while Anthony

Allison and Lucas Nutt each scored 10.