Eagles Fly Over Redhawks 67-50
Eastern now sets sights on Sacramento State as it jumps back into Big Sky play against the Hornets at Reese Court Saturday
The Eastern Washington University women's basketball team defeated the Seattle University Redhawks 67-50 Wednesday (Feb. 3) in a non-conference game at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
The first place Eagles (14-7, 7-1 BSC) will now resume Big Sky Conference play, beginning with Sacramento State Saturday (Feb. 6) at Reese Court. The Hornets have been on fire as of late, winning their last four Big Sky games. The contest will tip-off at 7:05 p.m.
Forward Julie Piper led the Eagles in scoring with 19 points in the contest, 10 of which came in the first half. Piper also finished with 10 rebounds to give her a double-double on the night. Nicole Scott, Brianne Ryan and Jordan Schoening all finished with eight points apiece.
Eastern went into halftime with a 35-21 lead and never looked back, out-scoring the Redhawks 32-29 in the second half. The Eagles shot 47.4 percent from the field while the Redhawks shot just 33.3 percent. Seattle turned the basketball over 18 times and got out-rebounded 35-30.
"We wanted to make sure we took care of business tonight," said head coach Wendy Schuller. "I thought we did a nice job of coming out and jumping on them early. I do think we need to put teams away a little better. Seattle deserves some credit as they fought and battled; they were scrappy and fought their way back into the game. We got some big buckets and were able to finish it."