Eagle men off to best ever Big Sky start

A pair of free throws from Steele Venters with 1 minute, 54 seconds remaining broke a 57-all tie and helped propel Eastern Washington to a 6-0 Big Sky Conference record — and some history — as the Eagles beat Montana 64-57 Jan. 16 at Reese Court.

With the victory, its eighth consecutive, the Eagles are off to their best start since joining the conference for the 1987-88 season. On Saturday, Eastern defeated Idaho 95-74 to stay perfect in Big Sky play.

Cedric Coward provided the insurance with a basket at 1:06 for a 61-57 lead and three free throws from Angelo Allegri down the stretch sealed it...


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