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Bliznyuk scores 18; Eastern Washington beats Walla Walla

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 18 points to help Eastern Washington cruise to an 82-61 victory over NAIA Walla Walla on Friday.

It was Shantay Legans' first collegiate win as a head coach. Legans spent the past eight seasons as an EWU assistant.

Bliznyuk made 5 of 9 field goals and was 8-of-9 shooting from the free-throw line. Jesse Hunt added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles. Ty Gibson finished with 11 points and Luka Vulikic had 10.

Alijiah Robinson scored 11 points to lead Walla Walla.

Josh Hager, who finished with nine points, made a 3-pointer to pull Walla Walla to 22-20 midway through the first half. Vulikic made a layup and Cody Benzel added a 3-pointer as the Eagles closed on a 17-6 run for a 39-26 halftime lead.

The Eagles will be on the road for 10 straight games, beginning Sunday at Washington.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Walla Walla 263561
home team logo E. Wash. 1-0 394382
Team Stats
away team logo Walla Walla PPG RPG APG
home team logo E. Wash. 1-0 72.4 PPG 37.5 RPG 13.7 APG
Key Players
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. PPG RPG APG FG%
14
M. Peatling 15.5 PPG 7.5 RPG 1.5 APG 58.6 FG%
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0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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