Eagles use size to bully Idaho in second half


Bailey Monteith

Forward Mason Peatling rises to score a layup in the Eagles 82-57 win over Idaho on Monday. Peatling scored 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

EWU’s home win streak is now up to seven games.

The Eagles (10-15, 8-6) blew past Idaho (4-21, 1-13) in the second half on way to a 82-57 win on Monday.

Senior forward Mason Peatling led the way for EWU scoring 16 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.

With sophomore guard Jacob Davison sidelined with an injury, head coach Shantay Legans opted for a bigger lineup starting three forwards: Peatling, Jesse Hunt and Kim Aiken. Tanner Groves also saw action. Together the forwards accounted for 59 points.

“I thought in this game we had to feel like we were battling,” Legans said. “I felt if we had size we could go to the offensive glass.”

EWU outrebounded the Vandals 39-25. The bigger rotation may be the way forward for the Eagles while Davison is injured.

Davison was initially thought to have a sprained ankle after the Feb. 16 win over Northern Colorado, but was still on crutches and wearing a cast on Monday.

After the game Legans said that Davison had a grade two high ankle sprain. He said that he will remain doubtful for the Eagles’ upcoming road trip.

“They put the cast on to reduce the swelling quicker,” Legans said. “He’s got a weird body he seems to heal really quick.”

The Eagles now head out for two games on the road at Southern Utah on Feb. 21 and Northern Arizona on Feb. 23. EWU beat both teams at home earlier this month.