Peterson leads Samford to 68-62 win over SE Missouri

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP)—Travis Peterson scored 17 points to lead Samford to a 68-62 victory over Southeast Missouri on Thursday night

Trey Montgomery added 12 points for the Bulldogs (14-14, 10-9 Ohio Valley), Josh Bedwell had 11 and Bryan Friday had 10.

Jaycen Herring led Southeast Missouri (12-18, 7-12) with 18 points and Michael Rembert had nine rebounds.

Samford opened up a 10-point lead early in the second half, but Southeast Missouri battled back to take the lead midway through the second half. Samford made two clutch 3-pointers in the final 1:22 to pull out the win.

Southeast Missouri, which began the season at 6-0, has lost seven straight and 12 of its last 13 conference games, eliminating the Redhawks from conference tournament contention.

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 Top Performers
Travis Peterson Travis Peterson
7-15,  17 Pts
6 Rebs, 5 Assists
 SE Missouri St.
Jaycen Herring Jaycen Herring
6-11,  18 Pts
4 Rebs, 2 Assists

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