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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Eagles sweep into first-place in Big Sky

Eastern men dominate winless Idaho, prepare for showdown with MSU


Last updated 2/11/2021 at 11:11am

Bridget Mayfield

Eagles sophomore guard Michael Meadows drives against Idaho's Gabe Quinnett in Eastern's 90-64 win Saturday over the visiting Vandals.

CHENEY – A sweep of regional rival Idaho not only extended the Eastern Washington University men's basketball team's winning streak to five games but – with a little help – propelled the Eagles into first place in the Big Sky Conference.

Balanced scoring and a 13-5 second-half run helped push the Eagles past the host Vandals on Thursday, Feb. 5, 89-75 while hot second-half EWU shooting led to a rout of the visitors, 90-64, on Saturday. Coupled with a Weber state sweep of former conference leader Montana State, and Eastern finds itself at 8-6 overall but more importantly 7-2 in the Big...

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