S. Dakota St. 67, E. Illinois 55

Clint Sargent scored 19 points Friday night to lead South Dakota

State to a 67-55 victory over Eastern Illinois in the season opener

for both teams.

Dale Moss added 16 points and Nate Wolters 11 for the

Jackrabbits, who led 40-30 at halftime and opened up an 18-point

lead by the final minutes. It was the first meeting between the


Sargent was 4-of-6 from behind the 3-point line, where South

Dakota State made 10-of-20 in the game.

Jeremy Granger led four Panthers in double figures with 16

points. He also had a game-high nine rebounds. Shaun Pratl had 12

points, Curry McKinney 11 and Tyler Laser 10 for Eastern