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1/9/2005

Bball Men vs. Mesa CC

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The Eastern Arizona College men's basketball team dropped their first conference game of the new year Saturday when they lost to Mesa 68-54.

After taking a 13-12 lead midway through the first half Eastern saw their offense disappear as they went 6 minutes without a score. The drought saw Mesa push to a ten point advantage late in the half and they went into the locker room with a 32-26 lead. EAC's offensive woes continued throughout the second half as they could never mount a run big enough to overtake Mesa.

For the night Eastern shot a miserable 32% from the field while committing 21 turnovers. Only one Gila Monster managed double figures as Brandon Woods scored 16. Chris Booker came off the bench to add 9, while Russ Murrey scored 8 points and Sone Finister pulled down a team high 10 rebounds.

Eastern (9-5, 3-3) will return home for two straight conference games when they host Scottsdale Wednesday night and then Pima on Saturday. Game time will be 7:30 MST and all the action can be heard live via the internet at www.swsn.net.