Scores

Final

Montana State 55

(3-3, 0-1 Big Sky)

E Washington 61

(6-2, 1-0 Big Sky)

    10:05 PM ET, December 6, 2008

    Reese Court, Cheney, Washington

    1 2 T
    MTST 33 2255
    EWASH 28 3361

    Top Performers

    Montana St: W. Bynum 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 5 Stl, 1 Blk

    Eastern Washington: B. Valentine 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

    E. Washington 61, Montana St. 55

    Associated Press

    CHENEY, Wash. -- Benny Valentine scored 15 points and Andy Genao hit three key shots in the final minutes to lift Eastern Washington to a 61-55 victory over Montana State in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams Saturday night.

    Mark Dunn added 12 points for the Eagles (6-2, 1-0 Big Sky).

    Will Bynum led all scorers with 21 points for Montana State (3-3, 0-1).

    Genao, who finished with eight points and nine rebounds, scored six straight for Eastern Washington in the final four minutes, capped by a leaning shot in the lane with 34.3 seconds left that gave the Eagles a 57-53 lead.

    Leading 59-55, the Eagles sealed the win with 9.7 seconds left when Milan Stanojevic sank two foul shots courtesy of a Montana State technical foul after it called a timeout when it had none remaining.

    Danny Piepoli added 11 points and Divaldo Mbunga had four blocked shots for Montana State, which committed 19 turnovers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTST
    EWASH
    Points 55 61
    FG Made-Attempted 20-50 (.400) 23-60 (.383)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-15 (.267) 5-16 (.313)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-19 (.579) 10-15 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 6

    2008-09 Season

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