Morehead State notches season-best fourth straight win

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) – Xavier Moon had 16 points and nine rebounds, DeJuan Marrero scored 14 points and Morehead State defeated Eastern Kentucky 67-62 on Saturday night.

Miguel Dicent added 10 points and six assists for the Eagles (13-12, 9-3 Ohio Valley), who won a season-best fourth straight game with their seventh victory in eight contests. Morehead State outrebounded EKU 46-27 with 16 on the offensive glass leading to a 12-2 advantage on second-chance points.

Asante Gist scored 20 points, Nick Mayo 17 and Dillon Avare 11 for the Colonels (10-17, 3-9), who lost their third straight.

Moon scored 12 points in the first half when the Eagles took a 35-27 lead.

The Colonels got within two of the Eagles, the final time with 1:20 to go on a Mayo basket, but Moon added two free throws and Lamontray Harris one while the Colonels missed their final three shots.

Morehead State swept the season series, winning 80-54 on Jan. 21.

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2/11/2017 9:05:25 PM (GMT -5:00)

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