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Saturday, January 25, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Eastern’s Tyler Harvey named Big Sky Player of Week for third time this season

After a 61-point weekend, Eastern Washington guard Tyler Harvey has been selected a co-Big Sky Conference men’s basketball Player of the Week for the third time this season.

On Thursday, Harvey had a 35-point game against Northern Colorado, his fourth of at least 30 this season and 10th of his career. He added 26 points two days later against North Dakota. The Eagles beat the Bears 95-85 and then scored 67 points in the second half of a 102-80 win over UND to match last year’s win total with a 15-5 record.

Harvey shared the honor with Sacramento State guard Mikh McKinney.

The nation’s leader in scoring (24.1 points per game) and 3-pointers (4.40 per game), Harvey made 16 of 27 (59 percent) shots overall last week. He made 7 of 15 (47 percent) from the 3-point line and 22 of 25 (88 percent) from the free-throw line. He also had seven rebounds, seven assists and two steals.

Women’s basketball

Gonzaga guard Elle Tinkle scored 28 points in two road wins last week and has been named the WCC Player of the Week.

Tinkle averaged nearly a double-double in the wins over Saint Mary’s and Pacific. She grabbed 18 rebounds, hit 10 of 20 attempts from the field, was 3 of 6 on 3-pointers and hit 5 of 7 foul shots. She added eight assists, four steals, and three blocks. Tinkle is averaging 16.9 points in WCC play.

Golf

The Fairways Golf Course at West Terrace is open daily from 10 a.m. to dark. As long as the course remains frost-free, the privately owned course will remain open throughout the winter.

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