December 1, 2009 in Sports

Eastern men cruise to easy win

Associated Press
 

CHENEY — Mark Dunn scored 17 of his career-high 23 points in the first half, carrying Eastern Washington past NAIA Division II Walla Walla 89-61 on Tuesday night.

Benny Valentine added 15 points, Glen Dean 12 and Kevin Winford 11 for the Eagles (3-4). Jonny Long led the Wolves (2-9) with 17 points.

Eastern Washington raced to an early 21-8 lead on Valentine’s 3-pointer with 13:15 left in the first half.

Walla Walla climbed within 24-18 on a steal and layup by Gerard Dauphin with 8:48 remaining before the Eagles finally pulled away. Winford’s corner jumper capped a 9-0 burst that pushed the lead to 33-18.

Dauphin finished with 10 points for Walla Walla.

Despite playing without starting center Brandon Moore, out with a sprained ankle, Eastern Washington held a 53-32 rebounding advantage. Alden Gibbs led the Eagles with 15 boards.

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