Peatling's double-double helps EWU romp past Montana State
CHENEY, Wa. (AP) Mason Peatling recorded 19 points and 10 rebounds to carry Eastern Washington to a 74-49 win over Montana State on Saturday.
Tanner Groves added 16 points on four 3-pointers for Eastern Washington (16-7, 9-3 Big Sky Conference). Kim Aiken Jr. added nine rebounds and three blocks.
The Eagles, who drained 13 from distance, closed the first half on a 20-5 run, leading 35-16 at the break, and added a 14-point run after halftime. Montana State was held to 22% shooting (13-for-58) with 17 turnovers.
Jacob Davison, Eastern's top scorer (19 ppg), failed to make a shot from the floor (0-for-5), scoring one point with four assists.
Montana State's 16 first-half points was a season low.
Caleb Bellach had 10 points for the Bobcats (12-11, 6-6), Jubrile Belo scored nine. Borja Fernandez added eight rebounds.
Harald Frey, who leads the Bobcats with 18 points per game, finished with four points and was scoreless for the last 19 minutes.
The Eagles improve to 2-0 against the Bobcats for the season. Eastern Washington defeated Montana State 71-58 on Jan. 18. Eastern Washington takes on Idaho at home on Thursday. Montana State plays Idaho State at home on Thursday.
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Updated February 8, 2020