OGDEN, Utah – Mason Peatling scored 23 points and Jesse Hunt added 22 with 12 rebounds as Eastern Washington held off Weber State 80-77 in the regular-season finale for both teams on Saturday night.
EWU (14-17, 12-8 Big Sky Conference) led throughout most of the second half but could not pull away from Weber State. The Wildcats took a 77-76 lead with 1:09 remaining after Jerrick Harding made two free throws.
Hunt and Kim Aiken Jr. made four free throws down the stretch to secure the win. Weber State’s Cody John launched a 3 at the buzzer but missed.
“It was a great game and a fun game to be a part of,” EWU coach Shantay Legans said in a team release. “We have several more games to play, and we played terrific against Weber State.”
Aiken finished with 20 points and eight rebounds.
With the victory EWU claimed the No. 3 seed in the Big Sky Conference tourney to start Wednesday in Boise. Cody John and Harding posted 24 points apiece for Weber State (17-13, 11-8) which will be the No. 4 seed.
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