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Monster Win on the Road


The Eastern Arizona College men's basketball team won a crucial conference road game Saturday when they defeated Phoenix College 76-64.

The game started slowly with each team trading small leads until EAC took a 19-18 lead with just over seven minutes remaining in the half. The Gila Monsters then pushed that advantage to 9, 35-26 at the half. The start of the second half was all Eastern as they quickly took control and put the game out of reach - leading by as many as 28 with just over twelve minutes remaining in the contest. Phoenix battled back but Eastern held on for the twelve point victory.

Eastern placed three players in double figures led by Brandon Woods who poured in a game high 34 points on 14-19 shooting from the field. Anthony Kidd scored 11 while handing out six assists and Jerryck Owens-Murrey added 10. For the game Eastern shot 56% from the field while holding Phoenix to just 39%.

Eastern (15-9, 9-7) remains one game out of the fourth and final playoff spot with six games left and will host Mesa College on Wednesday night. Game time is 7:30 MST and all of the action can be heard live via the internet at www.swsn.net.