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Eastern Illinois Defeats Houston Baptist 64-44 - Recap

The battle between Eastern Illinois and Houston Baptist didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Houston Baptist was handed a 64-44 defeat on Saturday at Lantz Arena.

Eastern Illinois got 16 points from Josh Piper and another 15 points from Sherman Blanford. Austin Akers contributed 4 assists, while Josh Piper cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

Houston Baptist got 11 points from Tyler Russell in a losing cause and another 8 points from Art Bernardi. Marcel Smith contributed 3 assists for them, while Marcus Davis had 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Eastern Illinois were victorious, as the score was 32-15 at the break.

Eastern Illinois won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 32-22.