Eastern Kentucky downs Chicago State 74-50

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RICHMOND, Ky. (AP)—Justin Stommes scored 16 points, Josh Taylor and Papa Oppong added 15 apiece and the trio combined for 12 of Eastern Kentucky’s 15 3-pointers in the Colonels’ 74-50 win over Chicago State on Tuesday night.

Eastern Kentucky (14-6), which entered the game averaging 41.1 percent from long range and 10.2 3-pointers a game, shot 41.7 percent (15-for-36) from beyond the arc. Oppong was 5-for-8 from 3-point range—4-for-5 in the first half— while Taylor finished 4-for-6 and Stommes 3-for-8.

The Colonels shot 45.8 percent (27-for-59) overall to win their fourth straight game.

In the first half, 10 of Eastern Kentucky’s 14 baskets were 3-pointers. The Colonels also held the Cougars (5-15) scoreless for the last 6:57, using a 17-0 run to turn a four-point game into a 40-19 halftime lead.

Christian Wall scored 13 points to lead Chicago State, which has lost eight straight.

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Carl Montgomery Carl Montgomery
4-10,  10 Pts
9 Rebs, 2 Assists
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Josh Taylor Josh Taylor
5-8,  15 Pts
4 Rebs, 5 Assists

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