BY: TYLER PHILLIPS
Eastern’s men’s basketball team traveled east on I-64, Saturday Feb. 9 to Morehead State University to face its in-state rivals.
The Colonels (19-6, 8-3 OVC) used a hot-shooting second half to pull away from Morehead State (11-14, 5-6 OVC) for another win, 68-47.
Glenn Cosey led the Colonels with 17 points and grabbed six rebounds in 39 minutes of action.
Eric Stutz and Corey Walden had 12 and 11 points, respectively, to help the Colonels pull off the conference road win.
The Colonel defense held Morehead to 33 percent shooting (14-43) and only had one player with more than three fouls.
Morehead made just five shots in first half, but Eastern did not pull away until the second half.
Eastern shot 60 percent from the field in the second half, but only made four 3-pointers all game.
The Colonels are ranked 10th in the country in 3-pointers made, averaging nine 3-pointers per game.
The game started out slow with neither team scoring steadily, and this continued until halftime.
A 7-0 run after the break put the Colonels too far ahead for Morehead State to recover. The lead stretched to 20 after a Cosey 3-pointer, and the Eagles never got closer than that the rest of the way.
Twelve players saw action against the Eagles after all 15 touched the floor last week against Crowley’s Ridge.
Eastern now has swept the season series against Morehead State for the first time since 2007.
The Colonels will play next at home against Tennessee Tech on Valentines Day night, at 7p.m. Eastern has not played Tennessee Tech this season and will look to build upon its conference wins and join Belmont as the only teams in the OVC with 20 wins.