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Bball Men vs. Madison Area College


The Eastern Arizona College men's basketball team won their first game of the new year Tuesday night as the defeated Madison Area Technical College 87-74.

The game was close throughout much of the first half as there were ten lead changes in the games first thirteen minutes. Eastern finished the half on a 16-5 run to take a 44-32 advantage into the break. The second half saw the Gila Monsters push their lead to as many as 18 points before Madison made one final run, getting as close as five before Eastern was able to put the game away.

Eastern only had two players in double figures on the night but saw ten players score. Sophomore forward Brandon Woods led all scorers with 32 points on 13 of 16 shooting from the field. Russ Murrey added 13 points and 6 rebounds while Justin Booker and Phil Harvey each chipped in with 8. Anthony Kidd passed out a career high ten assists to pace the Gila Monster offense which shot 62% from the field on the night.

Eastern moves to 9-4 on the season and will now return to ACCAC play on Saturday when they travel to Mesa. Game time is 7:30 MST and all of the action can be heard live via the internet at www.swsn.net.