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November 16, 2010 at 6:12 AM

Scouting report: Eastern Washington

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Scouting report: Eastern Washington
Game info: 7 p.m. tonight at Edmundson Pavilion.
TV/Radio: FSN/KJR-950 AM
Record: 0-1. RPI rank: 324.
Previous game: Lost 67-60 to San Jose State.
Stats/schedule: Click here.
Coach: Kirk Earlywine is 53-67 in his fourth year with the Eagles.
Prediction: Picked to finish sixth in the Big Sky Conference in both the media and coaches polls.
Series: Washington leads 10-1 in an intrastate series that began 1990.
Last meeting: The Huskies won 83-50 on Dec. 20, 2008.
Tremayne Johnson has Pac-10 talent and he was headed to Arizona, but was derailed academically. He scored a team-high 21 points and collected seven rebounds in the opener. He also converted six of eight three-pointers.
Jeffrey Forbes is one of two returning starters. He chipped in 15 points on 4-for-9 shooting and six rebounds against San Jose State. Forbes helped Federal Way to the 2009 4A state championship.
Cliff Ederaine is an undersized center who had 10 rebounds and eight points last week.
— PG Glen Dean (stress fracture foot) is out. He was the Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year last season. Dean, a sophomore, averaged 12.2 points and 4.4 assists. He is a 2008 graduate of Roosevelt High.
— Junior G Cliff Colimon (ankle), Dean’s backup, is questionable. Said Earlywine: “My experience with sprained ankles and how he is moving right now is that 50-50 will be optimistic Tuesday night.”
— Eight Eagles have missed practice because of injuries. “To be perfectly honest, it’s been really hard the last two weeks,” Earlywine said. “In practice, we don’t have a poitn guard running either team.”
— EWU has no seniors and return four letterwinners. The Eagles’ roster includes five true freshmen, two redshirts, and four junior college transfers. No NCAA Division I team has less experience than the Eagles.
— Eastern used just eight players in the opener, including Johnson who played the entire 40 minutes.
F – Tremayne Johnson, 6-7, 200, Jr., 21.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg.
F – Laron Griffin, 6-8, 220, Jr., 5.0, 5.0
C – Cliff Ederaine, 6-7, 205, Jr., 8.0, 10.0
G – Kevin Winford, 5-11, 170, So., 5.0, 3.0 apg
G – Jeffrey Forbes, 5-10, 170, So., 15.0, 6.0 rpg
If Colimon doesn’t return, then the Eagles won’t t have an experienced point guard against a UW backcourt that terrorizes opponents. Forbes will likely assume the PG duties and he committed three turnovers in EWU’s opener. Winford had two TOs and Johnson six. Eastern committed 17 turnovers and had just four assists last week. Washington’s Matthew Bryan-Amaning should have an relatively easy time against Ederaine who is surrendering two inches and 35 pounds to the Husky senior forward.



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