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EOU Men Defeat Walla Walla

Story by posted on November 26, 2012. Filed under Men's Basketball,Men's Sports,Sports. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Jeremy Harden

Sports Information Director

College Place, Wash. – The No. 9 ranked EOU men’s basketball team defeated Walla Walla University, 75-53.

Junior transfer Tony Eackles Jr. and senior Jason Mumm each posted double-doubles for the Mountaineers (5-0, 0-0 CCC). Eackles had a game high 23 points and 12 rebounds and Mumm had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

The Mountaineers struggled in the first half offensively, shooting 9-29 from the field, and 3-10 from behind the arc. The Mountaineers trailed at half by 2, 28-26.

In the second half the Mountaineers picked up their offense with the sharp shooting of Eackles. Eackles went 3-3 from the three point line in the second half and 5-5 for the game.

“I was proud of how our team responded in the second half after struggling in the first twenty minutes,” said head coach Isaac Williams. “We still have a lot of room for improvement, but this group believes in each other and that could take us a long way.”

EOU shot 29-71 (40%) from the field, 6-22 (27%) from behind the arc and went 11-19 from the free throw line.

The Walla Walla Wolves were led by Tyreek Luckett with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Tristan Greenidge added 10 points and 4 rebounds.

Eastern will travel to Spokane to take on University of Montana Western on Friday, Nov. 9 then University of Great Falls on Saturday. Game times are 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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