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By Paul Delaney
Staff Reporter 

Reuter’s heroics saves day for Eagles


Paul Delaney

Eastern’s Thomas Reuter delivers his game-saving block on Idaho State’s Andre Hatchett with 9.7 seconds to play and the Eagles clinging to a 55-54 lead. Reuter was fouled after grabbing the rebound and promptly sunk a pair of free throws with 3 seconds to play to secure a 57-54 Big Sky Conference basketball win last Saturday afternoon at Reese Court.

On a day when the offense struggled against a smothering man-on-man Idaho State defense, it was a clutch defensive stop of their own that saved the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team from a devastating loss.

Freshman European import Thomas Reuter came up with a huge block on one end and then converted a pair of free throws on the other to secure a 57-54 Big Sky Conference win over the Bengals Saturday afternoon at Reese Court.

The win evened the Eagles’ conference record at 1-1 following a 74-53 loss to Weber State last Thursday.

And it kept Eastern, 3-9 overall, fro...

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