November 27, 2009

Eagle Offense Struggles in Loss to Huskies

Eastern shoots just 23.5 percent from the field in 64-46 loss to Washington

Box Score

The Eastern Washington University women's basketball team was unable to get its offense going Friday (Nov. 27) afternoon against the University of Washington in the Husky Classic as they shot just 23.5 percent from the field and 15.8 percent from behind the arc in a 64-46 loss.

The Huskies had a nine-point lead at the 10 minute mark of the first half and the closest the Eagles would get was within six later in the first half.

Brianne Ryan
was the leading scorer for the Eagles, scoring nine points on 3-of-10 shooting. Ryan also pulled down seven rebounds, the same amount as forward Nicole Scott. Tatjana Sparavalo and Julie Piper each scored eight points.

Washington’s Regina Rogers finished as the leading scorer for the Huskies, scoring 12 points and pulling down six rebounds in 18 minutes.

The Eagles out-rebounded the Huskies 45-36. Both teams committed over 20 turnovers, with Eastern finishing with 23 and Washington having 21. Coming into the game, the Huskies forced an average of 25.3 turnovers per game.

The Eagles are now 3-2 on the season and will be back in action Sunday (Nov. 29) in Seattle, Wash., for their second Husky Classic game against the University of Memphis at noon Pacific time. The Eagles will then return home to meet up with local rival Gonzaga in Spokane on Tuesday Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. before playing three-straight home games at Reese Court.

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