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Idaho triumphs in basketball opener

MOSCOW, Idaho — Djim Bandoumel and Shawn Henderson scored 14 points apiece as Idaho defeated Eastern Oregon 86-74 Saturday night.

Luiz Toledo added 13 points and six rebounds while Brandon Wiley had 11 points and nine rebounds for the Vandals in their regular-season opener. Idaho led only by 38-36 at halftime, but scored 14 of the first 18 points in the second half to open up a double-digit lead.

Jason Mumm scored 21 points for Eastern Oregon, an NAIA school. The Mountaineers made 12 of 22 attempts from 3-point range, led by Thomas McCarthy, who made 5 of 10 attempts from behind the arc. McCarthy finished with 18 points.

Idaho won the battle on the glass, outrebounding Eastern Oregon 41-26.