Evansville beats SIU-Edwardsville 89-58

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP)—Pieter van Tongeren scored 17 points and Shy Ely added 15 points and 14 rebounds Tuesday night in Evansville’s 89-58 victory over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.

The Aces (4-1) outrebounded the Cougars (2-5) by a 61-31 margin, including nine boards by Kaylon Williams and eight by van Tongeren.

SIUE scored the first basket by Denykco Bowles, but a 3-pointer by Ely started a 10-0 and 18-2 Evansville run over the next seven minutes. The Aces had a 40-28 lead at halftime and took their largest lead at 35 points with just over three minutes remaining.

Kavon Lacey added 14 points and Jason Holsinger 11 for Evansville.

The Cougars were led by Aamir McCleary with 12 points and John Edmison with 10.

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