NW Sports from the AP

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Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from
The Associated Press

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) – Aaron Broussard scored 23 points and shot
70 percent from the floor to lead Seattle University over Montana
State 85-73 last night. Seattle jumped out to a 15-8 lead after a
3-pointer by Broussard at the 12:46 mark before Montana State began
a 19-7 run over the next eight minutes to take a five point lead,
27-22. Eric Wallace chipped in with 18 points and 8 rebounds for
the Redhawks. Xavier Blount led Montana State with 17.

HONOLULU (AP) – Collin Chiverton scored 20 points, Cliff
Ederaine added 18 and Eastern Washington cruised to an 89-72
victory over Hawaii last night. Eastern Washington used a 25-5 run
midway through the game to put it out of reach. Cliff Colimon added
15 points and Jeffrey Forbes had 14 for Eastern Washington, which
made 17 of 30 field-goal attempts in the second half. Ederaine
scored 14 of his points after halftime.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) – Orlando Johnson scored 26 points
and grabbed 12 rebounds last night and UC Santa Barbara defeated
Portland 83-69 Tuesday night for its fourth consecutive win to open
the season. Jaime Serna also had a double-double for the Gauchos,
with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Ryan Nicholas led the Pilots with
16 points and eight rebounds. Nemanja Mitrovic and Tanner Riley
each scored 12 points for Portland.

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) – Ali Gibson scored 21 points and Patricia
Bright added 14, all in the second half, as Oregon State beat
Eastern Washington 74-60 last night. Thais Pinto had 13 points and
Earlysia Marchbanks added nine points, eight assists and seven
rebounds for the Beavers, who are 5-0 for the first time since
2000-01. Brianne Ryan scored 22 points and Chene Cooper had 11
points and nine assists for the Eagles.

AMSTERDAM (AP) – Police say an argument over loud music could be
the reason Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman was stabbed to
death. A police spokeswoman tells The Associated Press that loud
music “appears to be the reason the victim walked downstairs,”
but police are still trying to piece together what happened after
that. Police say they’re still interviewing Halman’s brother as a
suspect in the death of the 24-year-old baseball player.

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – Washington State quarterback Connor
Halliday has been released from Pullman Regional Hospital. Halliday
had been hospitalized since Saturday, when he suffered a lacerated
liver in an overtime loss to Utah. He was released yesterday
afternoon, but will not play in Saturday’s Apple Cup game against
Washington. Halliday will not even make the trip to Seattle with
his teammates.

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