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Eastern Washington falls to North Dakota as Quinton Hooker scores 35 points

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017

Staff report

Quinton Hooker scored 35 points and North Dakota topped Eastern Washington 95-86 in Big Sky play on Thursday in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Hooker went 10 of 18 from the field, including 4 of 6 from beyond the arc, and 11 of 13 from the line in a foul-fueled match.

Jacob Wiley, named Division I player of the week last week, led the Eagles (16-9, 8-4) with 33 points on 11-of-17 shooting and 11 of 15 from the line and added 10 rebounds. Bogdan Bliznyuk had 18 points before fouling out and Sir Washington added 14.

Eastern saw Jesse Hunt also foul out, with three others garnering four fouls apiece. Drick Bernstine fouled out for North Dakota, with four others receiving four fouls apiece.

Cortez Seales added 21 points for North Dakota (14-8, 9-3), while Geno Crandall had 12 and Conner Avants added 10.

UND led 55-45 at intermission but Wiley’s dunk with just under 5 minutes gone in the second put Eastern up by one for its only lead of the game.

North Dakota responded with a 12-2 run and led by as many as 13 in the second half before keeping the Eagles away with free throws down the stretch. North Dakota hit 28 of 34 from the line for the night.

Eastern plays at Northern Colorado on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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