Venky Jois had 20 points, 13 rebounds and five assists to the lead Eastern Washington men to a 76-65 win over Portland State Monday night...
CHENEY — Venky Jois had 20 points, 13 rebounds and five assists to the lead Eastern Washington men to a 76-65 win over Portland State Monday night.
Parker Kelly scored 17 points — going 5 for 8 from three-point range — while Martin Seiferth had 13 points and Kevin Winford scored 12 as the Eagles (5-15, 3-7 Big Sky) ended a four-game losing streak.
Eastern Washington never trailed in the game. Its biggest lead was 15 points early in the second half.
“Our team is developing confidence, and there is nothing that develops confidence more than a win,” said Eastern coach Jim Hayford.
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Aaron Moore led the Vikings (5-12, 3-7) with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Michael Harthun scored 14 points for Portland State, which is 0-10 on the road.
• USA Triathlon honored Seattle’s Andre Kajlich as its 2012 USA Paratriathlon male Athlete of the Year.
An honorable-mention pick in 2011, Kajlich is ranked No. 1 in the men’s TRI-1 category. He was a runner-up finisher at USA Paratriathlon Nationals and the International Triathlon Union Paratriathlon World Championships and captured gold at the 2012 PATCO Paratriathlon Championships.
• Senior Jobi Wall, whose stellar shooting led fifth-ranked Seattle Pacific to a pair of home victories, received the Great Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball player of the week award.
• Defending Division III champion Pacific Lutheran has been selected as the favorite to win the Northwest Conference softball title according to coaches. The Lutes earned five of eight first-place votes, compiling 52 points. Linfield, national runner-up, is second at 48.
• Western Washington’s Emily Warman has been named Great Northwest Athletic Conference indoor track and field female athlete of the week.
Compiled from The Associated Press, sports-information departments and other sources.