Burnell carries Jacksonville St. over Morehead St. 65-64
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Jason Burnell tallied 19 points and 12 rebounds as Jacksonville State narrowly defeated Morehead State 65-64 on Thursday night. Christian Cunningham added 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Gamecocks. Cunningham also had three blocks for the Gamecocks.
Marlon Hunter had 11 points for Jacksonville State (20-8, 12-3 Ohio Valley Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive win.
James Baker had 12 points for the Eagles (10-18, 6-9). Jordan Walker added 11 points. A.J. Hicks had 10 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.
The Gamecocks improve to 2-0 against the Eagles on the season. Jacksonville State defeated Morehead State 77-71 on Jan. 26. Jacksonville State faces Eastern Kentucky at home on Saturday. Morehead State matches up against Tennessee Tech on the road on Saturday.