COLLEGE BASKETBALL — WWU takes 65-50 loss to Eastern Ore.

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WALLA WALLA - Walla Walla University's men's basketball team's search for its first win of the new season will last a bit longer after the host team fell 65-50 to Eastern Oregon Wednesday. The defeat drops WWU to 0-4 on the young campaign.

Despite forcing 23 turnovers, WWU never got in its offensive flow, in spite of a game-high 18 points from Tristan Greenidge.

"I think you could already see a major improvement in our performance now between how we played at the beginning of the year, which really wasn't that long ago," said WWU head coach Gerry Larson. "We're already starting to cut down on our turnovers, which is a good sign that we're heading in the right direction."

Eastern Oregon led for most of the evening, taking a 10-point cushion into the intermission, and the squad was led on the evening by by 16 points from Jamar Johnson. Jeff Ranstrom and Thomas McCarthy led EOU with 10 rebounds each, while WWU was paced by seven board from Bryce Doherty.

"We still had our fair share of lapses on the court," Larson said. "We gave up too many points off rebounds, but we're excited to know that we're improving."

Up next for WWU is an exhibition match versus Central Washington on Saturday.

Eastern Oregon 65, Walla Walla University 50

EOU (65) - McCarthy 4-11 1-2 12, Peterson 1-6 0-0 2, Mumm 1-4 2-2 4, Thurmond 1-7 2-4 5, Johnson 7-12 1-2 16, Cottle 3-8 3-5 9, Cook 0-0 0-0 0, Heitzman 0-4 0-0 0, Wood 1-2 0-0 2, Ranstrom 6-9 1-2 13, Barrington 1-1 0-0 2.

WWU (50) - Gupilan 1-4 2-2 4, Doherty 4-10 1-1 9, Stimmel 2-8 0-0 5, Greenridge 6-14 4-6, 18, Bailey 1-4 1-2 5, Jacobson 0-0 0-0 0, Lewis 0-2 0-0 0, Abdul-Karim 0-0 0-0 0, Henderson 2-11 1-3 7, Wilson 1-3 0-0 2, Talton 0-0 0-0 0, Creasy 0-5 0-0 0.

Haltftime Score - EOU 32, WWU 22.

3-point goals - EOU 5 (McCarthy 3, Thurmond 1, Johnson 1), WWU 6 (Stimmel 1, Greenidge 2, Bailey 1, Henderson 2). Total fouls - EOU 20, WWU 19. Fouled out - None. Technical fouls - None. Rebounds - EOU 45 (McCarthy, Ranstrom 10), WWU 28 (Doherty 7). Turnovers - EOU 23, WWU 18. Assists - EOU 12 (Cottle 4), WWU 8 (Greenidge 2).

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