Eastern men hold off Montana
Martin Seiferth scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Thursday night and Tyler Harvey added 25 points as Eastern Washington beat Montana 69-62 for its first Big Sky Conference win of the season.
The Associated Press
CHENEY — Martin Seiferth scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Thursday night and Tyler Harvey added 25 points as Eastern Washington beat Montana 69-62 for its first Big Sky Conference win of the season.
Venky Jois scored 14 points and the Eagles (6-8, 1-2) outshot the Grizzlies (6-6, 1-2) 45 percent to 44 percent.
Eastern Washington led 32-31 at halftime. Montana took a 33-32 lead on a jumper by Andy Martin, but the Eagles were soon back on top and extended their lead to eight with 2:01 to play. Montana’s Kareem Jamar made back-to-back layups to make it a six-point game, but the Eagles held off the surge and Parker Kelly added a free throw to ensure the win.
Keron DeShields scored 17 for Montana, Jordan Gregory 13 and Jamar 10.
Top 5 women
At No. 2 Notre Dame 95, Boston College 53
Kayla McBride had 20 points and eight rebounds, Taya Reimer added 15 points and Notre Dame made 62 percent of its shots to hand Boston College its worst loss this season.
The Fighting Irish (2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) improved to 14-0 for just the third time in program history and won their 37th straight regular-season game and 20th straight at home.
Kristen Doherty scored 13 points to lead the Eagles (10-6, 1-1), who snapped a seven-game winning streak.
The Eagles, whose previous biggest loss was by 27 to USC, trailed 49-21 at halftime.
No. 3 Duke 86, at Syracuse 53
Tricia Liston had 20 points and eight rebounds as Duke spoiled Syracuse’s first home game in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Elizabeth Williams added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils (15-1, 2-0), whose only loss was to top-ranked UConn 83-61 in December.
Duke has beaten four ranked opponents this season— California, Purdue, Oklahoma and Kentucky. Syracuse (11-4, 0-2) dropped out of the poll this week after consecutive losses to No. 23 Arizona State and North Carolina State, now ranked No. 20.
Duke won the only previous meeting between the teams, 84-40, in the Big Four Classic in Greensboro, N.C., in December 1995.
At Gonzaga 68, BYU 42
Sunny Greinacher scored 20 points as the Bulldogs overwhelmed the Cougars. Keani Albanez and Lindsay Sherbert each had 13 points for Gonzaga (13-3, 3-1 West Coast Conference). Lexi Eaton scored 18 points for BYU (13-3, 3-2).