Montana hands Eastern Washington 66-47 loss

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on January 13, 2011 at 9:37 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 14 at 12:39 AM

MISSOULA -- Will Cherry scored 15 points and capped a 15-1 run early in the game with a 3-pointer that sent Montana on its way to a 66-47 win over Eastern Washington on Thursday night.

Cherry made just 5 of 14 shots, but his 3-pointer with 8:17 remaining in the opening half helped Montana (12-5, 4-1 Big Sky) stretch a 9-8 lead to a 24-9 advantage. Montana led 33-22 at the half.

Brian Qvale had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who extended their advantage to 60-35 on Jordan Wood's 3-pointer with 8 minutes remaining.

Glen Dean led Eastern Washington (3-12, 1-3 Big Sky) with 12 points while Laron Griffin grabbed 8 of his team-high ten rebounds off the offensive glass.

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