Murray St. 76, Harris Stowe 49

Donte Poole scored a game-high 18 points as Murray State

asserted its dominance in the second half for a season-opening

76-49 victory Friday night over Harris-Stowe.

The Racers led just 33-26 at the half against the outmanned

Hornets, an NAIA team. But in the second half, Murray State

outscored Harris-Stowe 43-23. The Racers clamped down defensively

and held the Hornets to 27 percent shooting, including just 2 of 15

3-point attempts.

Poole was one of four Racers who scored in double figures. Ivan

Aska scored 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting. Stacy Wilson came off

the Murray State bench to score 11 points. Guard Isaiah Cannan

contributed 8 assists to go along with his 10 points.

Murray State had a huge advantage on the boards, out-rebounding

Harris-Stowe 43-27. Aska led the Racers with nine rebounds.