Moore comes off bench to lead SE Missouri past E. Kentucky 66-55

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP)—Kenard Moore scored 17 points off the bench Wednesday to lead Southeast Missouri to a 66-55 win over Eastern Kentucky.

Calvin Williams added 10 points and Brandon Foust had 12 rebounds for the Redhawks (10-5, 5-0 Ohio Valley), who remained in first place in the conference.

Justin Stommes scored a career-high 19 points and Mike Rose added 14 for Eastern Kentucky (6-7, 3-2).

Southeast Missouri, which led 31-25 at halftime, pulled away midway through the second half on the strength of its bench, which outscored the Colonels’ bench 41-9 overall.

Eastern Kentucky’s Josh Taylor tied the game at 38-38 with a 3-pointer nine minutes into the second half, but Southeast Missouri responded with a 15-2 run to take its biggest lead, 56-43, with just under six minutes remaining.

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 Eastern Kentucky
J. Stommes J. Stommes
5-9,  19 Pts
3 Rebs, 2 Assists
 SE Missouri St.
B. Foust B. Foust
3-7,  8 Pts
12 Rebs, 1 Assists

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