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EWU men take exhibition win over Portland

New Eastern Washington University basketball head coach Shantay Legans answers questions from the media after the Eagles’ third day of practice on Thursday. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Graduate transfer Benas Griciunas scored 18 points in leading Eastern Washington and first-year head coach Shantay Legans to a 76-70 victory over host Portland on Sunday in Portland in an exhibition game benefiting the American Red Cross Hurricane Maria disaster relief efforts.

Sir Washington scored 16 points, 11 in the second half. Mason Peatling added 11 and Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 10 with six assists and seven rebounds.

The Eagles sank 13 3-pointers in the game and outrebounded the Pilots 43-38.