Eastern Washington defeats NAIA Great Falls 104-64

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CHENEY, Wash. (AP) Cody Benzel scored a career-high 23 points and Eastern Washington, which started mostly reserves, took a 104-64 win on Sunday over Great Falls, which fielded a team made up of mainly junior varsity players.

Benzel made 7 of 14 3-point attempts. The Eagles (4-3) sank 17 treys, one short of the school record. Seven Eastern Washington players scored in double figures, including Sir Washington with 15 points and nine rebounds and usual starter Felix Von Hofe, also with 15 points.

Great Falls played a conference game in Billings, Montana, on Saturday night, so they showed up in Cheney with only four varsity players, including Lamar Falley, who scored 23 points. Sunday's game was considered an exhibition for the NAIA Argonauts.

A 7-0 run gave the Eagles a 48-34 halftime lead. A 15-0 run in the second half, which included four 3-pointers, extended EWU's lead to 33.