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Short-handed Eagles beaten

Fri., Jan. 18, 2013, midnight

Two starters sit out after auto accident

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – North Dakota defeated Eastern Washington 65-47 in a Big Sky Conference men’s basketball game on Thursday night with the visiting Eagles missing two players – senior starting guards Kevin Winford and Jeffrey Forbes – after an auto accident.

According to a school media release, the two were injured Wednesday in Grand Forks in an accident involving one of the team’s minivans.

The school said Winford suffered a concussion and Forbes a knee injury.

Troy Huff scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for North Dakota. Aaron Anderson added 17 points, six rebounds and six assists.

North Dakota (6-10, 3-4) shot only 28.1 percent in the first half and trailed 29-27 at halftime.

North Dakota began the second half with a 13-0 run, taking a 40-29 lead capped off by a dunk by Huff.

Venky Jois led Eastern Washington (4-13, 2-5) with 12 points and 14 rebounds, his eighth double-double of the season. He also had two blocks and two steals.

True freshman Daniel Hill started at point guard in place of Winford and went scoreless, but he had a season-high five assists, four rebounds and a steal.

Sophomore Parker Kelly came off the bench to add eight points and three rebounds.

Six-foot-10 center Martin Seiferth led the Eagles in scoring with 14 points and had nine rebounds and three blocked shots in just 26 minutes.

Seiferth made 6 of 7 shots from the field after entering the game leading the Big Sky Conference in field-goal percentage (64.9).

North Dakota 65, EWU 47

 Eastern Washington (4-13, 2-5)—Hill 0-3 0-0 0, Seiferth 6-7 2-4 14, Reuter 0-5 0-0 0, Chiverton 1-9 0-0 2, Jois 5-9 2-2 12, Harvey 1-2 0-0 2, Kelly 3-9 0-0 8, Dorsey 3-11 0-0 6, Jorg 0-1 0-0 0, Forbes 0-0 0-0 0, Hickert 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 20-59 4-6 47.

North Dakota (6-10, 3-4)—Anderson 7-12 0-0 17, Huff 5-14 6-7 18, Webb 3-9 4-7 11, Wilmer 1-5 1-2 3, Schuler 4-9 0-0 9, Antwi 0-1 0-0 0, Benton 0-1 2-2 2, Allard 1-4 1-2 3, Archer 0-4 0-0 0, Stockdale 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 22-60 14-20 65.

Halftime—E. Washington 29-27. 3-Point Goals—E. Washington 3-23 (Kelly 2-6, Hickert 1-3, Dorsey 0-2, Reuter 0-3, Hill 0-3, Chiverton 0-6), North Dakota 7-18 (Anderson 3-4, Huff 2-4, Webb 1-3, Schuler 1-3, Allard 0-1, Archer 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—E. Washington 38 (Jois 14), North Dakota 44 (Huff 11). Assists—E. Washington 6 (Hill 5), North Dakota 13 (Anderson 6). Total Fouls—E. Washington 18, North Dakota 14. A—1,456.



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