January 21, 2009

Eastern Washington Men's Basketball: We're in trouble

The Eagles' season is now in question after a 63-50 shellacking to Montana tonight at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash. The Grizzlies led by as many as 25 points on three separate occasions and pretty much led the entire way.

Man... I hate these guys. I just heard they finally got 8-tracks in Missoula. Simply a stunning town.

But anyways, Anthony Johnson of Montana led all scorers with 21 points, and the guy is averaging 23 points per game. Meanwhile for the Eagles, Benny Valentine was a star again with 15 points and pulled the Eagles within 11 (61-50) thanks to a three-pointer as 49.3 seconds were left on the clock (Let me be sarcastic in saying woo hoo).

While that may not seem impressive, EWU was down 57-32 before rattling off 15 consecutive points including Valentine's three.

The Eagles drop to 9-10 on the season and 3-4 in the conference. Their big loss to Montana is against a team that is just fourth in the Big Sky with a 10-9 overall record and 4-3 conference record. Crap, that's not a good sign.

Oh and Saturday they play the team at the top of the standings, Portland State, who's 14-5 and 5-1 in the conference. They also defeated Gonzaga earlier this season in a huge upset at the MAC. Better hope they get loss on the way to Reese Court on Friday.

Okay that was a joke, but the Eagles better bring their A-game.

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