Anthony leads Eastern Illinois to 72-67 win over Jacksonville State

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JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP)—Julio Anthony scored a game-high 17 points as Eastern Illinois used a balanced attack to get past Jacksonville State 72-67 on Thursday night.

Tyler Laser had 14 points, Bobby Catchings added 13, and Jake Byrne had 12 points as Eastern Illinois (4-7, 3-10 Ohio Valley) sent the Gamecocks to their sixth straight defeat.

The Panthers won despite shooting four 3-pointers to the Gamecocks’ 10 from behind the arc.

J.J. Wesley led Jacksonville State (4-18, 2-12) with 16 points, while Will Ginn was the only other Gamecock in double figures at 13.

Eastern Illinois led 33-31 at the half and outrebounded Jacksonville State 38-24.

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 Top Performers
 Eastern Illinois
Bobby Catchings Bobby Catchings
3-6,  13 Pts
5 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Jacksonville St.
J.J. Wesley J.J. Wesley
6-8,  16 Pts
2 Rebs, 1 Assists

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