E. Washington 69, Montana 68
Glen Dean had 23 points and seven assists, and sank a foul shot
with 2.5 seconds left that carried Eastern Washington to a 69-68
victory over Montana on Sunday.
Jeffrey Forbes added 18 points and Mark Dunn 13 for the Eagles
(8-18, 4-8 Big Sky), winners of consecutive games for the first
time since Nov. 21. Anthony Johnson scored 28 points for the
Grizzlies (18-8, 9-5), who had won five straight.
After Montana’s Michael Taylor tied the game at 68-all with a
corner 3-pointer with 24.8 seconds left, Dean was fouled on a drive
to the basket. The freshman hit the first shot, missed the second
intentionally and Montana – without a timeout – was forced into a
desperation shot attempt by Will Cherry from halfcourt.
Behind 59-percent shooting, Eastern Washington opened a 36-28
halftime edge that was quickly erased by Montana’s 9-0 burst to
start the second half.