Eaton carries Arkansas St. past ULM 90-83
MONROE, La. (AP) — Marquis Eaton had a season-high 25 points as Arkansas State beat Louisiana-Monroe 90-83 on Saturday. Norchad Omier added 24 points for the Red Wolves. Omier also had 11 rebounds and four blocks.
Caleb Fields had 17 points, 11 rebounds and six assists for Arkansas State (11-4, 2-1 Sun Belt Conference). Desi Sills added 12 points and eight assists.
Nika Metskhvarishvili scored a season-high 22 points plus seven rebounds and five assists for the Warhawks (9-7, 1-3). Andre Jones added 19 points and seven assists. Russell Harrison had 18 points.
Iowa Wesleyan 78, Crowley’s Ridge College 74
PARAGOULD — Crowley’s Ridge College jumped out to an early eight point lead on Saturday before the hot three point shooting of Iowa Wesleyan pushed the Tigers in front by as much as 11 points in the first half. Iowa Wesleyan took a 48-46 lead into the half and held on for the 78-74 win. IWU finished the day 10 of 30 from the three point line.
The game was tied four times with five lead changes on the day.
CRC tied the game at 52 each with a Braxton Cousins free throw with 15:45 to play in the game. Bo Roberson followed with a layup to give the Pioneers the lead at 54-52 with 14:00 left. Cousins made another basket late to pull the Pioneers to within two points at 74-72 with 2:55 to play. CRC could not make one last run at the Tigers to take the lead.
Braxton Cousins led CRC with 27 points and nine rebounds. Bo Roberson added 21 points and JD Smith added 13 points in the afternoon.