Moon Records 1st Program Triple-Double To Lead MSU to 111-85 Win

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MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) – Xavier Moon scored 25 points, dished out 11 assists and hauled in 10 rebounds to propel Morehead State past Central Arkansas for a 111-85 win Monday night.

Moon’s triple-double was the first in Morehead State history, and he set career highs in rebounding and assists.

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Djimon Henson added 21 points, Jordan Walker had 15, Lamontray Harris 12 and Ty’Quan Bitting 11 for Morehead State (3-8). The Eagles shot 53 percent from the field, including 18 of 35 from 3-point range, and dominated the boards 42-29 to hand Central Arkansas its eighth-straight loss.

The Bears (1-11) trailed by seven at the break and trimmed the deficit to 54-50 on Mathieu Kamba’s layup with 18:17 left. Morehead State responded with an 11-0 run capped by Ronnye Beamon’s 3-pointer and led by double figures the rest of the way.

Jordan Howard led Central Arkansas with 34 points and Kamba finished with 17.

It was the second triple-digit finish for the Eagles this season.

Interim head coach Preston Spradlin recorded his first victory.

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Alex Risen joined the ABC 36 News team in October of 2011 as ABC 36’s Weekend Sports Anchor/ Sports Reporter. Alex can also be seen Friday nights co-anchoring the Highschool Highlight Reel. Alex started out in the broadcast business while still in college at the University of Kentucky, heading up the school’s daily student news network as the Sports Director. He made his commercial televsion debut in May of 2011 while at WYMT in Hazard, Kentucky as co-host of a weekly, half-hour high school sports program previewing area schools’ games on Friday nights and as a morning sports anchor. Alex has also spent time as an intern at ESPN in the Statistics and Analysis department, as a production assistant for NBC Sports horse racing and Sunday Night Football productions, and as an intern for WLKY in his hometown of Louisville, KY. Alex graduated from Saint Xavier High School in 2007 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Kentucky in 2010 where he graduated magna cum laude from the Honors Program. He’s excited to be covering his passion in his home state and make Central Kentucky his home for years to come. Alex can be reached at ARisen@wtvq.com