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Tyler Kidd leads Eastern Washington past Northern Arizona 86-73

Feb. 23, 2019 Updated Sat., Feb. 23, 2019 at 4:36 p.m.

Associated Press

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Tyler Kidd scored 19 points as Eastern Washington got past Northern Arizona 86-73 on Saturday.

Jesse Hunt and Ty Gibson added 16 points each for the Eagles. Hunt also had 11 rebounds and five assists for the Eagles.

Kim Aiken Jr. had 11 points and 14 rebounds for Eastern Washington (11-16, 9-7 Big Sky Conference).

“That’s what it looks like when you play with energy and toughness,” Eastern coach Shantay Legans said in a team release. “We didn’t quite have that last Thursday (a loss to Southern Utah), but they showed character today and got a huge road win by the way they fought and played. They played together and you could see the intensity.

“We shot the ball well and had a season-high for 3-pointers, and 14 is a great number for us. We had a horrible defensive performance against Southern Utah, but we held NAU to 33 percent.”

Carlos Hines scored a career-high 32 points for the Lumberjacks (9-18, 7-10). Cameron Shelton added 13 points. Bernie Andre had 10 points and 16 rebounds.

The Eagles improve to 2-0 against the Lumberjacks for the season. Eastern Washington defeated Northern Arizona 82-64 on Feb. 4.

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