SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. Junior forward Eric Raleigh recorded a 29-point, 10-rebound ³double-double² Sunday afternoon to lead the Slippery Rock University men¹s basketball team to an easy 113-72 win over visiting Ohio University Eastern.
Raleigh was one of two Rock players to have 10 or more points and 10 or rebounds in the game. Redshirt sophomore swingman Jordan Grady finished the game with 16 points and 13 rebounds.
The Rock also got double-digit scoring efforts from junior guard Matej Delinac, who scored 14 points, and redshirt sophomore guard Maxx Rynd, who had 10 points.
Rock head coach Kevin Reynolds (102-52 career record) substituted liberally throughout the game as reflected by the fact each member of the starting five only logged a total of eight minutes of action.
SRU tied a school record for most points in an opening half of action in the process of building a 71-38 advantage at the intermission.
Sunday¹s win was SRU¹s fifth consecutive and improved the NCAA Division II Green and White¹s season record to 5-1.
Ohio University Eastern, a member of the Ohio Regional Campus Conference, saw its season record drop to 1-5.
SRU, after playing two games in less than 48 hours, are idle until Nov. 30 when it will host Lake Erie College in a 3 p.m. game in Morrow Field House.
The Rock won a 74-55 decision last Saturday at Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-Western Division rival California (Pa.).
The Nov. 30 game is the second of three consecutive home games The Rock will play. SRU hosts PSAC-West rival Gannon University in an 8 p.m. game Dec. 4.
The Rock made 54% (42 of 78) of their field-goal attempts vs. Ohio University Eastern, hit 15 of 33 (45%) shots from 3-point range and made 14 of 16 (88%) free throws. SRU also held a dominating 57-23
rebounding advantage but were on the high side of a 14-6 turnover comparison.
Ohio University Eastern shot 36% (22 of 62) from the field, 50% (11 of 22) from 3-point range and 71% (17 of 24) from the foul line.
Sunday¹s win was The Rock¹s eighth in as many meetings with Ohio University Eastern. SRU has scored 100 or more points in six of those games. The Green and White have surpassed the century mark in scoring nine times in Reynolds¹ six seasons as their head coach.
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