Drought costs EWU men
Fail to score in last 4:07 against SU
SEATTLE – Alex Jones tied his season high with 21 points, and Seattle kept Eastern Washington off the scoreboard for the final 4 minutes, 7 seconds Thursday night, winning the nonconference basketball game 60-51.
Aaron Broussard added 15 points and Gavin Gilmore 10 for the Redhawks (6-11), who bounced back from Sunday’s 84-64 loss at Pepperdine.
Kevin Winford led the Eagles (4-10) with 11 points, and Tremayne Johnson had 10. Leading scorer Jeffrey Forbes, who averages 13.6, was limited to six.
The Eagles lost their 13th straight road game. They have not won on the road since a 75-73 victory at Montana State last Jan. 10.
Laron Griffin hit two free throws to bring Eastern Washington within 55-51 with 4:07 left. But Seattle scored the last five points, all at the foul line.
Seattle, which led by 14 points during the first half and was up 32-23 at halftime, had a 13-point advantage at 41-28 with 14:26 left. It was still a double-digit margin at 53-43 with 7 minutes remaining when Eastern Washington went on an 8-2 scoring run, capped by Griffin’s two free throws at 4:07.
But the Eagles, whose last field goal was a 3-pointer by Geoffrey Allen with 5:49 to go, were blanked the rest of the way.