Eastern Washington's junior point guard Benny Valentine erupted for 33 points Sunday afternoon and the Eagles picked up an important Big Sky road win over Sacramento State.
You can read the game story published by the Sacramento Bee here, check out the game details provided by EWU's sports information department here, and take a look at the post-game report posted by Sac State sports info crew here.
The Eagles now return home for what promises to be an entertaining weekend at Reese Court, where they will host Idaho State at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday and Weber State at 1:05 on Sunday afternoon.
Sunday's game will have the added attraction of a jersey retirement ceremony for former Eagles All-American and current Detroit Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey, who plans to be in attendance. You can read more about Sunday's planned ceremony here.
We plan to run a story on on Stuckey in the S-R prior to Sunday, and I will post and unedited early version of it here.
Also, the Then & Now story scheduled to run in Tuesday morning's S-R is on former Eastern rebounding great John Randa, who I tracked down in Langley, British Columbia, where he works as a corrections officer.
It will surprise few of those who know the good-natured center that his comments about his playing days at Eastern and what has transpired in his life since he left are extremely insightful and entertaining.
I will try to post an early version of the story later today.