Stallworth scores 14 to lead Morehead win over W. Illinois

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MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP)—Maze Stallworth scored 14 points as Morehead State beat Western Illinois 61-49 Tuesday night.

Stallworth hit a free throw to break a 47-47 tie, then connected on a 3-pointers as the Eagles (1-1) built a 51-47 lead and pulled away for the win. Kenneth Faried added 13 for Morehead, and Leon Buchanan scored 10.

David Nurse led the Leathernecks (1-1) with 14 points.

Western Illinois led 36-29 with 12:36 left, but Morehead was 10-of-12 from the free throw line in the final 2:28 for the win.

The Eagles were 6-of-16 from 3-point range, compared with Western Illinois’ 2-of-12 shooting. Morehead also made 17 of 21 free throws, while Western Illinois was 11-of-18.

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 Western Ill.
D. Nurse D. Nurse
4-11,  14 Pts
3 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Morehead St.
K. Faried K. Faried
4-8,  13 Pts
9 Rebs, 0 Assists

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