Foust leads Southeast Missouri to 82-71 win over Eastern Illinois

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CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP)—Brandon Foust had 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead Southeast Missouri to an 82-71 win over Eastern Illinois on Saturday night.

Jaycen Herring added 12 points and Michael Rembert and Roderick Pearson each chipped in 10 points for Southeast Missouri (11-5, 6-0 Ohio Valley).

The Redhawks jumped out to an 8-0 lead on Eastern Illinois (2-12, 1-5) which played without leading scorer Romain Martin, who warmed up but did not play. Southeast Missouri led 37-23 at the half.

Eastern pulled within five points with 3:51 remaining but the Redhawks responded with a 9-1 run, including a Pearson fast-break dunk, that put the game out of reach.

Julio Anthony had a career-high 22 points for Eastern Illinois. Jon’Tee Willhite came off the bench to add 16 points and Bobby Catchings had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Panthers.

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 SE Missouri St.
B. Foust B. Foust
7-16,  25 Pts
10 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Eastern Illinois
J. Anthony J. Anthony
7-12,  22 Pts
2 Rebs, 0 Assists

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