Montana vs Eastern Washington

Montana 74, E. Washington 60

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CHENEY, Wash. (AP) - Art Steward had 19 points as Montana won for the ninth time in its last 10 games, beating Eastern Washington 74-60 on Thursday night.

Kareem Jamar had 15 points for the Grizzlies (14-6 overall, 7-1 Big Sky). Collin Chiverton scored 22 points for the Eagles (3-5, 9-12), who lost their fourth straight.

Leading by as many as 14 early, Montana saw Eastern Washington claw within 46-45 on Laron Griffin's basket with 14:30 left. The Grizzlies responded with a 9-2 run, including five points from Mathias Ward, to take a 55-47 lead with12 minutes left. Eastern Washington never got closer than six after that.

Will Cherry had 11 points and Ward 10 for Montana. Laron Griffin had 12 points and Cliff Ederaine 10 for Eastern Washington.

Keron DeShields' off-balance shot in the lane started a 12-1 burst that saw the Grizzlies take a 38-24 advantage late in the first half.

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Scoreboard
Montana (14-6) «403474
Eastern Washington (9-12)273360

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Montana Grizzlies
A. Steward, F407-143-485319
D. Selvig, F203-80-05149
M. Ward, C194-71-140410
K. Jamar, G406-102-267115
W. Cherry, G351-79-1185211
S. Stockton254-60-11038
K. DeShields121-50-01102
E. Hutchison90-00-04030
Totals 26-5715-1940192074
 45.6%78.9% 
Eastern Washington Eagles
C. Ederaine, F324-92-4132210
C. Chiverton, F305-108-1241222
L. Griffin, F265-102-480212
C. Colimon, G342-123-32437
J. Forbes, G220-10-01020
T. Johnson231-62-22044
P. Kelly200-22-23012
K. Winford91-20-00103
J. Hickert40-10-02010
Totals 18-5319-273681760
 34%70.4% 
Big Sky
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
North Dakota14-422-10144
E. Wash.13-522-12148
Weber St.12-620-14185
Idaho12-619-14207
Montana11-716-16221
Montana St.11-716-16254
Sac. State9-913-18293
Portland St.7-1115-16268
N. Colo.7-1111-18287
N. Arizona6-129-23335
Idaho St.3-156-26340
So. Utah3-156-27341
 
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