Eastern Washington beats Sac State, 87-74
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)—Junior guard Benny Valentine came off the bench to score 33 points in Eastern Washington’s 87-74 victory over Sacramento State on Sunday.
Adris DeLeon had 17 points and Milan Stanojevic added 12 more for the Eastern Washington Eagles (8-7, 2-1 Big Sky), who made 9-of-20 three-pointers. Valentine also had four treys, four assists and three steals for the Eagles.
Loren Leath’s 26 points led the Sacramento State Hornets (1-14, 0-2 Big Sky), who lost their ninth straight.
DeLeon scored his 13th point to give the Eagles their biggest lead at 42-27 with 2:10 left to play in the first half. Valentine’s 16 points led the Eagles to a 46-34 halftime lead.
The Hornets cut the lead to 10 points early in the second half, but the Eagles came back to build an 18-point lead and never looked back.