Recap: Eastern Ky vs. Eastern Ill
Richmond, KY (Sports Network) - Joshua Jones poured in 27 points and Jaron Jones also had 23 to lead the Eastern Kentucky Colonels to an 86-74 win over the Eastern Illinois Panthers in an Ohio Valley Conference tilt at McBrayer Arena.
D'Mitri Riggs had 16 points as well for Eastern Kentucky (16-15, 7-9 OVC) which had lost three of its previous five.
Jeremy Granger netted 26 points for Eastern Illinois (12-17, 5-11) which also got 14 points from Alfonzo McKinnie and 13 from Joey Miller. The Panthers have now lost back-to-back games.
Eastern Kentucky converted on 53.3 percent of its field goal attempts in the opening period and led 42-31 at the half with Eastern Illinois at 44.0 percent.
The Panthers improved to 59.1 percent shooting in the second half but couldn't keep up with the Colonels who also improved to 57.1 percent in the final twenty minutes.
Eastern Kentucky dominated on the inside outscoring Eastern Illinois 40-26 on points in the paint.Game Notes