Scores

Final

N Arizona 50

(6-16, 3-8 Big Sky)

E Washington 54

(11-13, 5-7 Big Sky)

    10:05 PM ET, February 7, 2009

    Reese Court, Cheney, Washington

    1 2 T
    NAU 27 2350
    EWU 31 2354

    Top Performers

    Northern Arizona: C. Jones 11 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Eastern Washington: B. Valentine 13 Pts, 3 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl

    E. Washington 54, N. Arizona 50

    Associated Press

    CHENEY, Wash. -- Benny Valentine scored 13 points and Milan Stanojevic hit four foul shots in the final three minutes as Eastern Washington beat Northern Arizona 54-50 Saturday night.

    Stanojevic had 11 points for the Eagles (11-13, 5-7 Big Sky). Cameron Jones led the Lumberjacks (6-16, 3-8) with 11 points and five assists.

    Neither team led by more than four points. The Eagles broke a five-game losing streak against the Lumberjacks.

    With the score tied at 50, Valentine stole the ball, drove the length of the court and passed to Gary Gibson for a layup that put Eastern Washington up by two with 1:21 left.

    In the final minute, Northern Arizona committed two turnovers and, with eight seconds left, Zarko Comagic missed a bank shot from 12 feet that would have tied the score. Eastern Washington grabbed the rebound and Stanojevic made two free throws with 3.7 seconds left.

    Valentine finished with seven assists and Brandon Moore grabbed nine rebounds for Eastern Washington.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NAU
    EWU
    Points 50 54
    FG Made-Attempted 21-47 (.447) 20-47 (.426)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-17 (.176) 6-17 (.353)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-6 (.833) 8-10 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 4

    2008-09 Season

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