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Men’s basketball: Sam Houston State knocks down 13 3s in defeating Eastern Washington men

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Jabari Peters scored 16 points, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range, to lead Sam Houston State to a 76-52 men’s basketball victory over Eastern Washington on Tuesday in Huntsville, Texas.

All four of Peters’ field goals came from downtown, and Sam Houston State (6-4) hit 13 of 25 overall from 3-point distance. DeMarcus Gatlin added 14 points for the Bearkats and Kaheem Ransom scored 13.

Sam Houston State controlled Eastern Washington for much of the night defensively, holding the Eagles to 36.7 percent shooting from the field, and 6 of 15 from 3-point range.

After trailing 17-10 midway through the first half, the Bearkats outscored the Eagles 31-14 to take an 11 point lead into the break. They continued their dominance in the second half, pushing their lead as high as 28.

Tyler Harvey led the Eagles with a season-high 26 points. Venky Jois added 13 points for Eastern Washington (8-3).

Big run lifts Whitworth

Christian Jurlina scored 17 points, Adam Wilks added 11 with a career-high 12 rebounds and Whitworth used a huge first-half run to put away Southwestern 77-57 in Georgetown, Texas.

Jurlina hit a layup along with three 3-pointers as Whitworth broke away from an 8-all tie with a 26-3 run, holding Southwestern to a single field goal over a 7-minute span.

The Pirates (4-2), who hadn’t played an official game in 18 days, led 46-27 at halftime and by as much as 27 points in the second half.

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