Morehead State Tops Austin Peay 89-82

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Xavier Moon drilled 6 of 10 from long distance for a career-best 26 points as Morehead State took control late to beat Austin Peay 89-82 on Thursday night.

The teams swapped the lead in the second period until DeJuan Marrero grabbed an offensive rebound and put it in to give Morehead State a 79-77 advantage with 3:36 left. Austin Peay’s Josh Robinson made two free throws to close to 85-82 with 1:47 remaining. Treshaad Williams slammed home a dunk in response and Ronnye Beamon made two free throws in the final seconds to seal the victory.

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Marrero had 19 points, swatted away five shots and grabbed 15 rebounds, taking seven of those from the offensive end. Lamontray Harris added 13 points for Morehead State (8-11, 4-2 Ohio Valley Conference), which has won four of its last five games.

Robinson and John Murry led the Governors (6-14, 2-4) with 23 and 21 points, respectively.

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