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Dre Marin scores 20 to lead Southern Utah to victory over Eastern Washington

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Associated Press

CEDAR CITY, Utah – Dre Marin had a career-high 20 points as Southern Utah defeated Eastern Washington 76-62 on Thursday night.

Marin made 5 of 7 3-pointers and added seven rebounds.

Jacob Calloway had 17 points for Southern Utah (13-12, 8-8 Big Sky Conference), which earned its sixth straight home victory. Harrison Butler added 12 points and nine rebounds. Andre Adams had 10 points and nine rebounds for the home team.

Jesse Hunt had 19 points, nine rebounds and three blocks for the Eagles (10-16, 8-7). Tyler Kidd added 17 points.

“It was a tough shooting night,” Eastern coach Shantay Legans said in a team release. “Southern Utah came out with a great game plan and kept us at bay whenever we made a run back at them. They shot the ball well, but we didn’t come and play defensively like we needed to.”

The Thunderbirds evened the season series against the Eagles. Eastern Washington defeated Southern Utah 82-79 on Feb. 2 in Cheney.

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