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The EAC men's hoops team recorded another ACCAC win, but the women's squad left the hardwood with a bitter taste in their mouths against the Central Arizona Vaqueros. The men's squad, led by Gabor Boros, who scored a game-high 32 points, connected on eight of nine threes. "We've been waiting for that from him because (Boros) can really shoot the ball well," EAC head coach Tim Parmeter said. "It's just been a matter of him getting more comfortable, and things just kind of clicked for him." The men's squad won 94-77 and led 44-40 at the break. Jerryck Owens-Murrey had a double-double with 14 points and 11 boards while Jordan Jamestown and Ervin Youmans added 11 points. Youmans dished out seven assists, as well.

In the second half, EAC led 64-62 with 10 minutes to play and EAC went on a 9-0 run to pull away from the Vaqueros. EAC (8-2, 3-0) saw good play from point guards Jamestown and Terry Dunlap, who had five assists in the first half. "I thought those two guys (Jamestown and Dunlap) did a really good job," Parmeter said. EAC never lost the lead in the final half, and the closest Central Arizona came to EAC was two points. Jamestown recorded eight boards and five assists in the second half. "We've gone through a stretch of playing teams that we are better than or teams that don't defend very well," Parmeter said, "but now we're going through a stretch of games that we're going to be playing against some better teams."

Lady Vaqueros, 99 Lady Monsters, 44. The story for the Lady Monsters game against Central Arizona was several turnovers. EAC (0-7, 0-3) commited 27 turnovers, and the Vaqueros tallied 17. "The kids played hard, but our biggest problem was that we couldn't take care of the basketball," EAC head coach Dan Dersam said. "We gave them too many opportunities to score." Early in the game, it was Central who started off slowly until the Vaqueros took advantage of Eastern's turnovers and took a 12-4 lead. At the break, Central led 47-26 and outscored EAC 52-18 in the second half. Leah Jones and Christina Brito each scored 10 points to lead the Monsters' offense, but those points were not enough to fend off Central Arizona. "We played exceptionaly hard, but they are a very good ball club," Dersam said.

Eastern had a rough time battling against a taller Vaqueros' team, and Central took advantage of the heigth differential by scoring in the paint. EAC shot 33 percent from the field and from long distance. "As a whole, we played really hard and played them tough when you consider the mismatches we had," Dersam said.

Andy Hansen, Sports Editor

Eastern Arizona Courier