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Posted on Fri, Nov 18, 2011 : 10:49 p.m.

Eastern Michigan pulls away from Arkansas-Little Rock for 62-51 men's basketball win

By Jeff Sainlar

Darrel Lampley scored a game-high 21 points, including six straight during a key second-half stretch of Eastern Michigan’s 62-51 win over Arkansas-Little Rock on Friday night.

Arkansas-Little Rock led 42-41 with 6:57 left to play in front of an announced crowd of 692 at the Convocation Center, but wouldn’t make another shot from the floor until the game’s final minute.

Meanwhile, Lampley went on a personal scoring streak that put the Eagles ahead for good. The senior guard also assisted on a Derek Thompson drive that put Eastern Michigan up 48-41 with 2:47 to play.

The Eagles (2-1) put the game away from the free-throw line, making 8-of-9 attempts in the final two minutes.

The 21 points was a career-best for Lampley, who also doled out a team-high four assists.

Thompson and Matt Balkema finished with eight points apiece while Jamell Harris scored six points with a game-high 10 rebounds for the Eagles, who trailed by as many as 10 points in the first half.

D’Andre Williams and Courtney Jackson led Arkansas-Little Rock (2-2) with 11 points apiece.

Eastern plays at IUPUI at 4 p.m. Sunday in the third game of the Auto-Owners Spartan Invitational.