Eastern finds cure for 6-game losing skid: Sacramento State - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Eastern finds cure for 6-game losing skid: Sacramento State

Eastern's Andy Genao skies over a Sacramento State defender for 2 of his 13 points (Photo: KHQ) Eastern's Andy Genao skies over a Sacramento State defender for 2 of his 13 points (Photo: KHQ)

CHENEY, Wash. - Eastern Washington found the perfect cure for a six-game losing streak: a home game against Sacramento State, the bottom dwellers in the Big Sky Conference.

Eastern opened the game Thursday night at Reese Court with a 17-0 run.  They never let up, eventually going into halftime with a 41-9 lead, and finishing the game shooting 55 percent from the field.  Sacramento State didn't score a point until 12:27 left in the first half.

"If was hard to find any fault with what we did defensively in the first half," said coach Kirk Earlywine in the game's post-game notes.

Five Eagles scored at least 8 points in Eastern's 67-46 win over the Hornets.  Brandon Moore led the team in scoring, recording 14 points and eight rebounds.  Senior forward Andy Genao added 13 points and nine rebounds.

Eastern Washington hopes to add a second straight win this weekend by beating Northern Arizona.  The game at Reese Court in Cheney tips off at 7:05.
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