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1/27/2005

Men vs. Chandler-Gilbert CC

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The Eastern Arizona College men's basketball team cruised to a 72-56 win over the host Chandler-Gilbert Coyotes Wednesday night.

Eastern scored the first 8 points of the game and never trailed. The Monsters built a double digit first half lead midway through the period and took a 33-21 lead into the break. Chandler made a run to cut it to 46-39 with just over ten minutes to play but Eastern spurted back ahead with a 16-4 run over the next five minutes and held on for the win.

Eastern placed four players in double figures on the night led by Brandon Woods' 16 points. Hrvoje Pervan scored 13 and pulled down 11 rebounds, Chris Booker added 12, and Russ Murrey chipped in with 11. Anthony Kidd paced the offense with 10 assists including four in a row during EAC's 16-4 second half run. Eastern again was dominate on the glass out rebounding Chandler-Gilbert 37-15.

Eastern (13-6, 7-4) now begins the second round of conference play Saturday when they host Cochise. Both teams enter the game tied for the fourth and final playoff spot in Region I. Game time is 7:30 MST and all the action can be heard live via the internet at www.swsn.net.