CHENEY, Wa. -- 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.
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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