Scores

Final

E Illinois 82

(1-1, 1-0 home)

    8:00 PM ET, November 19, 2008

    Lantz Arena, Charleston, Illinois

    1 2 T
    MNCH 17 3653
    EIU 59 2382

    Top Performers

    Manchester: M. Schaefer 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Eastern Illinois: R. Martin 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast

    E. Illinois 82, Manchester 53

    Associated Press

    CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Romain Martin had a game-high 17 points to lead Eastern Illinois to an 82-53 win over Manchester College on Wednesday night.

    Jay Smith and Tyler Laser each added 11 points, including three 3-pointers apiece, for Eastern Illinois (1-1), which had all 13 players tally at least a point in the team's home opener.

    The Panthers jumped out to a 27-8 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game and never looked back. Eastern Illinois shot 71 percent from the field in the first period and led 59-17 at halftime.

    Mitch Schaefer led Manchester (1-1) with 15 points, including three 3-pointers. He was the only player in double figures for the Spartans.

    Eastern Illinois outrebounded Manchester 46-33.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MNCH
    EIU
    Points 53 82
    FG Made-Attempted 22-64 (.344) 32-64 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-25 (.280) 9-22 (.409)
    FT Made-Attempted 2-4 (.500) 9-13 (.692)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 42

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