Woods scores 29, Portland State tops Eastern Washington
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Holland Woods scored a career-high 29 points on a school record 10-for-10 shooting and Portland State lead from wire-to-wire for a 94-81 win over Eastern Washington on Saturday.
Traylin Farris and Deante Strickland each added 13 points for the Vikings (14-9, 4-6 Big Sky Conference), who ended a three-game losing skid and stopped the Eagles’ three-game winning streak. Brandon Hollins and Michael Mayhew scored 12 apiece.
Portland State shot 53 percent in the first half to take a 39-32 lead and then made 6 of 12 3-pointers, 20 of 32 shots overall (62.5 percent) in the second half to avenge an 81-74 loss in the first meeting.
Cody Benzel hit seven 3-pointers and scored 21 points for Eastern Washington (12-12, 7-4). Bogdan Bliznyuk, coming off a 40-point game, had 13 points, nine rebounds and six assists.