Eastern Washington vs Montana

Montana 79, E. Washington 71


MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Mathias Ward's career-high 28 points helped Montana rally from a nine-point second-half deficit Friday and defeat Eastern Washington 79-71.

Will Cherry added 22 points and Art Steward 12 for the Grizzlies (9-5, 2-0 Big Sky), who ran their winning streak to four and gave Wayne Tinkle his 100th career coaching win.

Cliff Colimon hit four 3-pointers among his 26 points for the Eagles (7-7, 1-1). Tremayne Johnson had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Collin Chiverton scored 12.

Eastern Washington led 47-38 early in the second half before an 11-0 run fueled by two 3-pointers from Cherry put Montana ahead 49-47 with 14:44 to go.

The Eagles closed within 65-64 on Colimon's 3-pointer with 5:23 left but never regained the lead.

Montana enjoyed a huge advantage at the free throw line, sinking 27 of 37 to just 12 of 19 for Eastern Washington.

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Eastern Washington Eagles
C. Chiverton, F324-152-220312
C. Ederaine, F232-44-64058
L. Griffin, F203-43-68049
C. Colimon, G3810-172-244426
J. Forbes, G301-20-02132
T. Johnson325-131-3101214
J. Hickert160-30-02130
P. Kelly50-00-00020
J. Henry20-00-00000
K. Winford20-00-00000
Totals 25-5812-193372671
Montana Grizzlies
M. Ward, F359-1110-1350228
A. Steward, F295-62-261212
D. Selvig, C300-30-05540
W. Cherry, G384-911-1366522
K. Jamar, G372-104-97419
S. Stockton202-70-01125
J. Wood91-20-02003
E. Hutchison20-00-00010
Totals 23-4827-3735171779
Big Sky
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Portland St.0-08-261
N. Colo.0-07-3123
So. Utah0-05-4116
Montana St.0-06-591
North Dakota0-04-5255
Weber St.0-04-5224
Idaho St.0-03-5335
E. Wash.0-03-7200
N. Arizona0-02-8271
Sac. State0-02-8277
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