Reed scores 14 to lead Austin Peay’s 73-57 win over E. Illinois

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Drake Reed had 14 points, Caleb Brown scored 12 and Austin Peay beat Eastern Illinois 73-57 Monday night.

Todd Babington added 9 points and 4 rebounds for the Governors (10-6, 6-0 Ohio Valley Conference), who are tied with Southeast Missouri State for the best record in the conference.

Julio Anthony led the Panthers (2-13, 1-6) with 17 points, and Jake Byrne added 9 points for Eastern Illinois. Derek Wright’s 7 points and 7 assists also lifted Austin Peay.

Austin Peay burst out to a 38-24 halftime lead, and kept the cushion with 48 percent shooting from the floor. The Governors also drew plenty of fouls, and converted 20-of-22 free throws.

Tyler Laser and Gino Myers-Kyles scored 9 points apiece for Eastern Illinois, which was 8-for-11 shooting free throws.

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 Eastern Illinois
J. Anthony J. Anthony
6-11,  17 Pts
2 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Austin Peay
D. Wright D. Wright
3-5,  7 Pts
3 Rebs, 7 Assists

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