Friday, January 16, 2015

Morehead State Hammers SIU Edwardsville

Morehead State 91
SIU Edwardsville 63

Final from Morehead, KY

Game recap by MSU:

MOREHEAD, Ky. -- The Morehead State men's basketball team jumped out to a 16-point advantage by making its first 12 field-goal attempts and never looked back in a 91-63 Ohio Valley Conference win over SIU Edwardsville on Thursday night at Johnson Arena.

The Eagles improve to 7-12 overall, 2-2 in league action and 3-4 at home. The Cougars, who had previously won six of their last seven, slip to 7-9 overall, 3-2 in OVC play and 0-7 on the road. MSU also moves to 6-1 in the series with its fourth straight win over SIUE.

"I'm proud of our young men," Head Coach Sean Woods said. "Tonight was what Morehead State basketball is supposed to look like. Our defense was relentless and our offense was efficient. We played solid on both ends and had confidence from start to finish."

The 28-point victory was Morehead State's largest in 36 OVC contests under Woods.

Morehead State, which never trailed, didn't miss from the field until the 10:02 mark of the first half. The Eagles pushed their lead to a game-high 30 points in the final minute. MSU drilled 54 percent (34-of-63) overall, including 65 percent (20-of-31) before intermission.

"We had big-time performances up and down the roster," Woods said. "We had good energy and chemistry on both ends of the floor. We are finally playing just two games per week, which gives us more practice time. That's why we are starting to shoot better."

Senior Karam Mashour led Morehead State with game highs of 22 points and 11 rebounds. It was his second career double-double, both of which have come this month. The point total was also a career best. He made 8-of-10 from the floor and 5-of-5 from the foul line.

Senior Angelo Warner added 18 points and five assists for the Eagles, while freshman Miguel Dicent chipped in with 13 points. MSU senior Kareem Storey was credited with game highs of seven assists and four steals, while junior Anthony Elechi yanked down seven rebounds.

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