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11/20/2004

BBall Men vs. Tierra Del Sol

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The Eastern Arizona College men's basketball team returned to their winning ways Friday night as they defeated Tierra del Sol 111-81.

Though the final margin was thirty points, EAC had a fight on their hands most of the night. After jumping to a 16-6 lead early on, EAC saw Tierra del Sol make a run of their own and build a ten point lead midway through the first half. Tierra del Sol, a club team made up of former college players, actually took a four point lead into the halftime break. The second half saw Tierra del Sol hold on to the lead for nearly eight minutes until Eastern went on a 22-2 run to take control of the game for good. In all, EAC amassed an amazing 72 points in the games final twenty minutes on their way to a season high 111 points.

Eastern placed four players in double figures on the night led once again by sophomore forward Brandon Woods. Woods reached the thirty point mark for the second straight game, this time ending with 30. Hrvoje Pervan and Jerryck Owens-Murrey each poured in 19 and Justin Booker added 12 on four second half three pointers. Woods, Phil Harvey, and Sone Finister each pulled down a game high 7 rebounds and Harvey and freshman Anthony Kidd passed out eight assists apiece on the night.

EAC moves to 3-1 on the season and will host their second tournament of the year Friday and Saturday November 26th and 27th. Friday's action will pit Central Arizona and Otero College in the 5:30 contest and EAC will face Howard College in the 7:30 match up. Saturday's early game will be Central and Howard followed by the Eastern Otero game slated to tip at 7:30. Both EAC games can be heard live via the internet at www.swsn.net.