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Balanced Montana State fends off Eastern Washington 69-65

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- — Jubrile Belo, Xavier Bishop and RaeQuan Battle scored 15 points apiece as Montana State slipped past Eastern Washington 69-65 on Thursday night.

Amin Adamu had 12 points and six rebounds for the Bobcats (15-5, 7-2 Big Sky Conference), who have won six straight.

Linton Acliese III had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Eagles (11-9, 5-4). Angelo Allegri added 17 points and seven rebounds. Steele Venters, whose 18 points per game heading into the contest led the Eagles, was held to only six points on 2-of-13 shooting.

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