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Hot-shooting Morehead State drops ETSU, 77-56
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
MOREHEAD, Ky. (Nov. 21, 2006) - Hitting on 54 percent of their shots in the second half and posting a 50 percent clip from 3-point range for the game, Morehead State raced past ETSU 77-56 Tuesday night in non-conference men's basketball action inside Johnson Arena.
Guards Quentin Pryor and Cordaryl Ballard led the outside attack for the Eagles, hitting on a combined 7-of-9 from beyond the arc. Pryor scored a game-high 24 points, while Ballard pitched in 10. Along with that outside tandem, forward Shaun Williams netted a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds to aid the Eagles' cause.
"In the Eastern Kentucky and Auburn games we did a lot of things right and looked good at times, but tonight we didn't do anything right," said ETSU head coach Murry Bartow, whose team dropped to 2-3 while watching Morehead State improve to 2-2. "We wanted to build some momentum in this game going into the
The Bucs once again played well out of the gate, leading 12-10 with 13:28 left in the half. However, after a 3-pointer by Pryor made it 13-12, the Eagles never looked back, slowly building a lead of as many as 11 points and ending the half with a nine-point advantage at 38-29.
Senior forward Brad Nuckles (Council,
For ETSU, Nuckles led the way with 14 points and eight rebounds, while freshman guard Mike Smith (
Missing from the equation Tuesday night was ETSU freshman guard Dequan Twilley (
The Bucs will return to action Friday at the South Padre Island Invitational, taking on