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Morehead State beats SIU-Edwardsville 68-64
MOREHEAD ST 68, SIU EDWARDSVILL 64
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- Milton Chavis scored 16 points, and Chad
Posthumus added nine points and a career-high 19 rebounds as
Morehead State held on to beat Southern Illinois-Edwardsville
68-64 Thursday night in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for
Posthumus' 19 boards are the most by any OVC player this season.
Angelo Warner scored 14 points and Drew Kelly added 12 for
Morehead State (7-8).
After trailing by as many as 13 points in the second half,
39-26, at the 17:37 mark, SIU-Edwardsville (4-7) cut the lead to
five, 65-60, with a pair of free throws by Michael Messer and
another by Jerome Jones.
Chavis' dunk with 36 seconds left and subsequent turnover by the
Kris Davis sealed the victory for the Eagles.
Maurice Wiltz made 4 of 5 3-pointers, and led the Cougars with
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