Ewashingtn 33 22 55
Sutah 31 38 69
Date of game: 1/26/2013

Recap: Southern Utah vs. Eastern Wash

Cedar City, UT (Sports Network) - Wade Collie just missed a double-double, scoring 18 points and pulling down nine rebounds, as the Southern Utah Thunderbirds downed the Eastern Washington Eagles, 69-55, in a Big Sky Conference tilt at Centrum Arena.

For the Thunderbirds (7-12, 5-5 Big Sky), Damon Heuir added 17 points and Jackson Stevenett finished with 16 points.

Collin Chiverton scored 14 points to lead the Eagles (4-15, 2-7), while Venky Jois chipped in with 11 points and seven rebounds.

Both teams struggled with their shooting to start the game. EWU shot just 33.7 percent from the field, including 3-of-11 from 3-point range. The Eagles held SUU to 33.3 percent and 1-of-7 from 3-point distance, as they took a slim, 33-31 lead at the break.

In the second half, the Thunderbirds regained their shooting touch, connecting on 53.6 percent of their field goal tries, including 1-of-3 from 3-point range. The Eagles continued to have problems shooting the ball, making only 29.6 percent of their field goal tries, including 3-of-13 from beyond the 3- point arc. Trailing by two early in the second half, SUU used an 8-0 run to take the lead for good, eventually going up by as many as 16, as they coasted to victory.

The Thunderbirds had the edge on points in the paint, 30-22, and outrebounded the Eagles, 44-38.

Game Notes

NASCAR News
NASCAR changes qualifying format for Daytona, Talladega

Qualifying for NASCAR national touring series races at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway will no longer feature a pack of cars running together.

Eagles extend Ryans' contract

The Philadelphia Eagles announced that they have signed linebacker DeMeco Ryans to a one-year extension, keeping him under contract through 2016.

Rockets' Beverley to miss rest of season

Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley will undergo surgery on his injured left wrist and will miss the remainder of the season, the team announced Monday.

Dubnyk, Atkinson, O'Reilly named NHL weekly winners

Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk, Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson and Colorado Avalanche center Ryan O'Reilly were selected as the NHL's top players for the week ending March 29.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.