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SE Missouri beats Eastern Illinois 87-58

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) Southeast Missouri tallied a season-high 27 assists and snapped its seven-game road losing streak, romping past Eastern Illinois 87-58 on Saturday.

Phillip Russell led the Redhawks with eight assists. Eric Reed Jr. added five assists and six rebounds.

Dylan Branson had 15 points for Southeast Missouri (8-11, 3-3 Ohio Valley Conference). Chris Harris added 14 points.

Southeast Missouri scored 51 first-half points, a season high for the team.

Dan Luers had 14 points for the Panthers (2-16, 0-5), whose losing streak stretched to nine games. Kejuan Clements also scored 14 points and had seven assists. Paul Bizimana had 10 points.

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Updated January 22, 2022

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