Jois leads Eastern Washington past Northern Arizona 96-73
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) Venky Jois hit 10 of 12 shots and scored 21 points, Bogdan Bliznyuk had the first triple-double in school history and Eastern Washington rolled to a 96-73 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday.
Bliznyuk had 11 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists for the Eagles (9-8, 3-2 Big Sky), who outrebounded the Lumberjacks 43-21 to win their third straight. Austin McBroom hit five 3-pointers for 19 points and Sir Washington hit all five of his shots, including three 3s, for 13 as Eastern Washington shot 59 percent.
Ako Kaluna had 18 points for Northern Arizona (3-13, 1-4), which made 9 of 18 treys but shot just 44 percent overall.
The Lumberjacks had a four-point lead near the midway point of the first half when the Eagles scored 12 straight, six by Washington, that made it 30-22. EWU led 45-32 at the half.
After Kaluna scored the first two baskets of the second half, Northern Arizona never got back within single digits.