Lipscomb 93, East Central 75
TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ Kenyatta Perry scored 38 points as Lipscomb (Tenn.) breezed by East Central (Okla.) 93-75 in the quarterfinals Friday of the NAIA Tournament.
No. 4 seed Lipscomb advances to the semifinals Saturday.
The Bisons (33-5) dominated on the boards _ where they won the rebounding battle 45-35 _ and from the free-throw stripe, where they scored 33 points.
East Central (23-6) was assessed three technical fouls and coach Wayne Cobb was ejected in the second half. Three Tigers fouled out.
Len Cooper, who averages 22.19 points a game for East Central, was held to seven. Chuck Liston paced the Tigers with 25 points.
East Central trailed 42-36 at the half but went on an 8-1 run to go up 44-43 with 18:09 remaining.
Perry scored 14 straight points and Lipscomb held East Central scoreless for more than four minutes to put the game out of reach midway through the second half.