- Associated Press - Saturday, February 6, 2016

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) - Trae Anderson scored 27 points and pulled down 12 rebounds and Demetrius McReynolds also had a double-double to lead Eastern Illinois over Southeast Missouri 78-69 on Saturday.

Anderson was 12 of 17 from the field while McReynolds scored 16 points and had 11 rebounds for the Panthers (11-13, 7-4), who remain atop the Ohio Valley Conference’s West Division with their fifth straight victory. Cornell Johnston had three 3-pointers, 11 points and seven assists.

Antonius Cleveland scored 15 points and collected 10 rebounds for the Redhawks (5-19, 2-9), who have lost three in a row.

Southeast Missouri led 42-40 at halftime but the Panthers, getting 3-pointers from Johnston and Anderson, came out in the second half on a 12-2 run and never trailed again.

The Redhawks didn’t have a field goal in the final 3½ minutes with McReynolds and Luke Norman adding free throws for EIU in the final 30 seconds.

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