Stallworth, Steward lead Morehead St. to 82-78 win over SE Missouri

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP)—Maze Stallworth and Jamyron Steward scored 21 points apiece Thursday night to lead Morehead State to an 82-78 victory over Southeast Missouri.

Morehead State (9-9, 7-4 Ohio Valley) took a 34-22 halftime lead and was ahead by double digits for most of the second half.

The Redhawks fought back and pulled to within a basket, 80-78, with five seconds remaining, but a pair of Stallworth free throws sealed the Morehead State win.

Leon Buchanan scored 15 points and Nikola Stojakovic added 10 points for the Eagles, who were 8-of-8 from the free throw line in the final minute.

Jaycen Herring scored a game-high 23 points for Southeast Missouri (11-10, 6-5), and Calvin Williams had 11.

It was Southeast Missouri’s fifth-straight loss after starting 6-0 in the OVC, while it was Morehead State’s fifth consecutive win.

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 Morehead St.
M. Stallworth M. Stallworth
4-10,  21 Pts
9 Rebs, 0 Assists
 SE Missouri St.
J. Herring J. Herring
9-12,  23 Pts
3 Rebs, 3 Assists

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