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