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Groves has career night as Eagles chop Jacks

Junior forward wins first Big Sky Player of the Week award after effort


Last updated 12/24/2020 at 12:44pm

FLAGSTAFF, AZ—If any Eastern Washington fans were reminded of last year’s Big Sky MVP, Mason Peatling, when watching junior Tanner Groves put up career-highs of 26 points and 13 rebounds in EWU’s 80-64 road win over the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks in the conference opener Dec. 19, they weren’t alone.

Head coach Shantay Legans referenced Groves’ consistent practice performances against Peatling last year postgame.

He’s got a lot more games like that in him,” Legans said. “I saw him go against Mason Peatling in practices and we saw the flashes of what he is capable of. He...

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