Scores

Final

Portland 64

(1-0, 1-0 away)

E Washington 58

(0-1, 0-1 home)

    4:05 PM ET, November 14, 2009

    Reese Court, Cheney, Washington

    1 2 T
    PORT 25 3964
    EWU 19 3958

    Top Performers

    Portland: L. Sikma 13 Pts, 14 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Eastern Washington: B. Valentine 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Portland 64, E. Washington 58

    Associated Press

    CHENEY, Wash. -- Nik Raivio scored 16 points and Luke Sikma added 13 points and 14 rebounds, helping Portland hold off Eastern Washington 64-58 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.

    T.J. Campbell scored 15 points for the balanced Pilots to help offset Benny Valentine's 20 points for the cold-shooting Eagles.

    A driving basket by Raivio with a little more than five minutes left in the game gave Portland a 51-39 lead, its biggest margin since an early 17-5 edge. But the Eagles battled back, closing to within 58-52 on a three-point play by Kevin Winford with 1:56 left.

    Portland answered with a floater by Sikma to push the lead to 60-52 and closed it out by hitting four of six foul shots in the final 45 seconds.

    Brandon Moore added 14 points for Eastern Washington, which hit just 1 of 9 from the floor and trailed 12-2 to start the game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PORT
    EWU
    Points 64 58
    FG Made-Attempted 21-42 (.500) 15-47 (.319)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-13 (.538) 5-18 (.278)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-23 (.652) 23-30 (.767)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 0

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