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.