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Bball Men vs. Scottsdale CC


The Eastern Arizona College men's basketball team won their first conference game of the new year Wednesday night when they defeated Scottsdale 75-56.

The game started slow as both teams struggled offensively. Seven minutes into the ball game the score was tied at nine. Eastern then slowly began to take control pushing the lead to double digits at 24-14. EAC held a 39-26 advantage at the break. The second half saw Eastern slowly increase their lead, never allowing Scottsdale any closer than 11 points. The lead stretched to as many as 27 with just under four minutes to play before finally settling to the 19 point margin of victory.

Eastern placed two players in double figures led once again by Brandon Woods who scored a game high 23 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Freshman forward Sone Finister continued his fine play scoring 18 points and pulling down a career high 18 rebounds, 13 of which were offensive. Phil Harvey chipped in with 8 points and Anthony Kidd scored 7 while passing out 7 assists. The two biggest keys for EAC were rebounding and defense. Eastern out rebounded Scottsdale 52-28 and totaled 26 offensive boards on the night while holding Scottsdale to only 34% shooting from the field.

Eastern (10-5, 4-3) will host Pima College on Saturday. Game time is 7:30 MST and all of the action can be heard live via the internet at www.swsn.net.