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Sports talk from The Spokesman-Review, featuring Larry Weir.
Despite what his season statistics might suggest, Rylan Bergersen is quite certain that he is a good 3-point shooter.
With players and coaches in various levels of quarantine last week, David Riley binge-watched Big Sky men’s basketball games from the comfort of his home.
While Eastern Washington helped get them noticed, it was Spokane’s “Hooptown USA” that helped the Groves brothers from Shadle Park High School develop. And they haven’t forgotten their roots, even while spending their recent days in America’s Heartland.
They moved their homestead from Cheney to Norman, and traded visits to Missoula, Pocatello and Flagstaff for such locales as Waco, Ames and Lawrence.
After avoiding postponements and cancellations for months, the Eastern Washington men’s basketball team was forced to postpone its games this week due to COVID-19 issues within its program on Monday.
David Riley has been around the Eastern Washington men’s basketball program long enough to appreciate how well the Idaho Vandals are capable of playing, whatever their record might be.
Coming off a pair of road conference victories last week, Eastern Washington’s men’s basketball team returned home Thursday with a chance to assert itself in the Big Sky race.
Linton Acliese III spent much of the summer of 2021 in the gymnasium, preparing to have a player-of-the-year type of season at San Francisco State.
Playing at altitude and again missing a number of players, the Eastern Washington men’s basketball team shrugged off any apparent fatigue to beat Northern Arizona 78-65 on Saturday in Flagstaff for its second consecutive Big Sky Conference road victory.
Without much depth to turn to, Eastern Washington’s starters were asked to play more and do more than usual on Thursday.
As a child, when he and his brothers and parents moved frequently from one European city to another, Rylan Bergersen always made sure the family got a new Nerf basketball hoop.
One day after COVID-19 forced postponement of two Gonzaga women’s basketball games, it’s done the same to Eastern Washington.