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BBall Men vs. Cochise


The Eastern Arizona College men's basketball team opened the 2004-05 ACCAC season Wednesday night with a huge road win when they defeated Cochise 73-63.

The game was hard fought and close throughout. The first half saw neither team able to lead by more than four points with EAC taking a slim 35-33 lead into the break. Cochise made an early second half push taking a 40-37 lead five minutes in. Eastern then slowly gained control taking the lead at the twelve minute mark never again to relinquish it. EAC pushed the lead to as many as eight on two occasions before Cochise made one final run. The Gila Monster defense stepped up after the lead dwindled to just one point with three and a half minutes to play. Timely free throw shooting down the stretch helped seal the victory.

Eastern placed four players in double figures led by sophomore guard Phil Harvey's 22 points. Harvey also passed out four assists in addition to another excellent defensive effort. Hrvoje Pervan and Russ Murrey each added 11 and Brandon Woods chipped in with 10. Pervan and Woods led the team with five rebounds each on the night.

Eastern moves to 5-2 overall and 1-0 in the conference. Saturday Eastern continues ACCAC play when they host Glendale. Game time is 7:30 MST and all of the action can be heard live via the internet at www.swsn.net.