Portland 87, E. Washington 72
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) _ Kweemada King scored a game-high 26 points and Lamont Daniels added 18 points and nine rebounds as Portland defeated Eastern Washington 87-72 Thursday night.
The game was tied 40-40 with 18:38 remaining before the Pilots (4-0) took the lead for good with an 8-2 scoring run.
The Eagles (0-5) closed the margin to 60-56 on a free throw by Mike Sims with 12:06 remaining. But Portland extended its lead to 80-62 when Kasey Slicker capped a scoring run with a 3-point shot with 6:43 remaining.
The Eagles never threatened in the final minutes.
Eastern Washington jumped out to a 20-10 lead after seven minutes of play. But Portland fought back to take a 38-34 advantage at the half.
D’mitri Rideout had a career-high 21 points and Curtis Porter added 20 for the Eagles, who out-rebounded the Pilots 37-29.
Other high scorers for Portland were Greg Klosterman, who had 13 points, and Chivo Anderson, who had 10.