2013-14 Eastern Washington Women's Basketball News

April 23, 2014
49 Selected to Winter All-Academic Team
A total of 49 Eastern Washington University student-athletes have been honored on the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team for winter quarter 2014.

March 13, 2014
Eagles Lose Overtime Grinder to Idaho State, 70-65
As expected, the rubber match between seeds Nos. 4 and 5 was close – and a grinder. Idaho State made back-to-back baskets early in overtime and that was enough for the fifth-seeded Bengals to pull out a 70-65 victory over No. 4 Eastern Washington University Thursday (March 13) in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in Grand Forks, N.D.

March 11, 2014
@EWUWBB Journeys To North Dakota For Date With Idaho State In Big Sky Tournament Quarterfinals
The Eastern Washington women's basketball team will make its fifth consecutive appearance in the Big Sky Tournament this week in Grand Forks, N.D., when it squares off with Idaho State in a quarterfinal game on Thursday, Mar. 13, at 5:30 p.m. PST

March 10, 2014
@EWUWBB's Nelson, Hodgins Earn All-Big Sky Honors
Nelson was a first team pick for the second consecutive season while Hodgins was tabbed an honorable mention selection

March 8, 2014
EWU Wins At Weber State In Regular Season Finale
The Eastern Washington women’s basketball team wrapped up its 2013-14 regular season with a convincing win at Weber State, 68-60, in a Big Sky counter at the Dee Events Center on Saturday, Mar. 8

March 6, 2014
Williams' Career Night Not Enough As Eastern Upended At Idaho State
Junior Melissa Williams finished with a career-high 23 points but the Eastern Washington women’s basketball allowed host Idaho State to score 55 second-half points, dropping a Big Sky contest, 86-62, in Reed Gym Thursday, Mar. 7

March 4, 2014
@EWUWBB Closes Out Regular Season At Idaho State, Weber State
EWU opens play at Idaho State on Thursday, Mar. 6, at 6 p.m. before facing Weber State on Saturday, Mar. 8, at 1 p.m.

March 3, 2014
Hayley Hodgins, Venky Jois Named March Scholar-Athletes
Women’s Basketball's Hayley Hodgins and Men's Basketball's Venky Jois have been selected by the Eastern Washington University Athletic Department as the March Scholar-Athletes of the Month, announced Monday, Mar. 3

March 1, 2014
Eagles Drop Heartbreaker To North Dakota In Home Finale
The Eastern Washington women’s basketball team saw its seven-game home winning streak come to an end as visiting North Dakota scored the last seven points of the game to steal a 61-57 win Saturday, Mar. 1, in a Big Sky contest at Reese Court

February 27, 2014
Eagles Earn Big Sky Tournament Bid With Win Over Northern Colorado
Eastern is now 7-1 in its last eight games

February 25, 2014
@EWUWBB Closes Out Home Slate Versus Northern Colorado, North Dakota
EWU opens play on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. versus the Bears before saying goodbye to its two seniors on Saturday, Mar. 1, against UND at 2 p.m.

February 25, 2014
Ashenfelter's Last-Second Block And Lay-Up Give EWU Big Road Win Over Portland State
Senior Aubrey Ashenfelter came up with huge plays on both ends of the floor late, propelling the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team to a key Big Sky road win over Portland State, 61-60, on Monday, Feb. 24, at the Stott Center

February 21, 2014
Eastern Shows Toughness In Hard-Fought Win Over Southern Utah
The Eastern Washington women’s basketball team put its toughness on display Thursday night against visiting Southern Utah, defeating the Thunderbirds, 59-54, in a physical Big Sky contest at Reese Court

February 18, 2014
@EWUWBB Hosts Southern Utah Before Tripping To Dam Cup Rival Portland State
Southern Utah visits Reese Court on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. before EWU makes the drive to the Rose City for a tilt at Dam Cup rival Portland State on Monday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m.

February 15, 2014
Eagles Sees Four-Game Win Streak Snapped At Northern Arizona
The Eastern Washington women’s basketball team saw its four-game winning streak come to an end Saturday, Feb. 15, falling at Northern Arizona, 86-78, in a Big Sky contest at the Skydome

February 14, 2014
EWU Opens Up Big Lead, Holds On To Steal Road Win At Sacramento State
The Eastern Washington women’s basketball team opened a 22-point advantage in the first half then withstood a furious comeback from host Sacramento State to steal a key road win, 79-73, in Big Sky Conference play on Thursday, Feb. 13, in the Hornets Nest

February 11, 2014
@EWUWBB Takes Winning Streak On The Road To Sacramento State, Northern Arizona
EWU opens play against the Hornets on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. before facing the Lumberjacks on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 5:30 p.m.

February 10, 2014
Melissa Williams Named Big Sky Co-Player Of The Week
After recording a pair of double-doubles in Eastern's wins over the Montana schools last week, junior Melissa Williams has been named the Big Sky Conference's Co-Player of the Week

February 8, 2014
Eagles Complete Weekend Sweep With Convincing Win Over Montana
The Eastern Washington women’s basketball team led from start to finish Saturday, Feb. 8, defeating visiting Montana, 71-61, in a Big Sky contest at Reese Court

February 6, 2014
Balanced Scoring Effort Leads Eastern To Win Over Montana State
All five starters scored in double figures as the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team cruised past visiting Montana State, 81-66, in a Big Sky Thursday, Feb. 6, at Reese Court

February 4, 2014
@EWUWBB Starts Second Half Of Big Sky Play At Home Versus Montana Schools
The Eagles take on Montana State on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. before facing Montana on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m.

February 3, 2014
Lexie Nelson, Tyler Harvey Named February Scholar-Athletes
Women’s Basketball's Lexie Nelson and Men's Basketball's Tyler Harvey have been selected by the Eastern Washington University Athletic Department as the February Scholar-Athletes of the Month, announced Monday, Feb. 3

February 1, 2014
Late Charge Earns Eastern Road Win At Northern Colorado
Big plays from unlikely sources saw the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team come from behind to defeat host Northern Colorado, 52-51, Saturday, Feb. 2, in a Big Sky contest at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion

January 30, 2014
Eagles Drop Road Game At Big Sky Leader North Dakota
Cold shooting and a lack of rebounding doomed the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team as host North Dakota cruised to a 82-60 victory Thursday, Jan. 30, in a Big Sky counter at the Betty Engelstad Center

January 27, 2014
@EWUWBB Wraps Up First Half Of Big Sky Play At North Dakota, Northern Colorado
The Eagles open play at North Dakota on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 5 p.m. PST before taking on Northern Colorado on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 1 p.m. PST

January 25, 2014
Eastern Falls At Southern Utah As Last-Second Shot Comes Up Short
After erasing a double-digit deficit in the first half, sophomore Hayley Hodgins’ last-second shot rimmed out as the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team fell to Southern Utah, 62-61, in a Big Sky contest at Centrum Arena Saturday, Jan. 25

January 22, 2014
@EWUWBB Opens Road Swing At Southern Utah
Fresh off a home sweep, the Eastern Washington women's basketball team opens a three-game road swing at Big Sky foe Southern Utah this Saturday, Jan. 25

January 18, 2014
Eastern Shuts Down Sacramento State As Four Players Reach Double Figures In Win
Behind an impressive effort on the defensive end and patience on the offensive end, the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team held off visiting Sacramento State, 78-65, in a Big Sky counter Saturday, Jan. 18, at Reese Court

January 17, 2014
Eagles Rewrite Record Books In Rout Of Northern Arizona
Three Eagles scored at least 20 points in the same game for what is believed to be the first time in school history Thursday, Jan. 16, as the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team cruised by visiting Northern Arizona, 92-68, in a Big Sky contest at Reese Court

January 13, 2014
@EWUWBB Welcomes Northern Arizona, Sacramento State To Reese Court
Eastern opens play against Northern Arizona on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. before taking on Sacramento State on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m.

January 11, 2014
Eastern Loses Lead Late, Drops Heartbreaker at Montana State
Up by 10 points with eight minutes left, the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team saw host Montana State finish on a 25-11 run to steal a come-from-behind win, 78-74, Saturday, Jan. 11, in a Big Sky contest at Worthington Arena

January 10, 2014
Eagles Cannot Overcome Slow Start, Fall At Montana
The Eastern Washington women’s basketball team could not buy a bucket in the early going and, despite a run in the second half, was never able to overcome an early deficit, falling at Montana, 81-64, in a Big Sky counter Thursday, Jan. 9, at Dalhberg Arena

January 7, 2014
@EWUWBB Travels To Big Sky Country To Face Montana Schools
Eastern opens play at Montana on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m. PST before facing Montana State on Saturday at 1 p.m. PST

January 4, 2014
Defense Carries The Day As EWU Leads From Start To Finish In Win Over ISU
Behind arguably its best defensive performance of the season, the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team never trailed, defeating visiting Idaho State, 67-55, in a Big Sky contest Saturday, Jan. 4, at Reese Court

January 2, 2014
Hodgins, Nelson Pour In 20 Points Apiece As Eastern Upends Weber State
20-point games from Hayley Hodgins and Lexie Nelson propelled the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team past Weber State, 78-67, in a Big Sky contest Thursday, Jan. 2, at Reese Court

December 31, 2013
Women's Basketball's Aubrey Ashenfelter, Football's Ashton Miller Named January Scholar-Athletes
Senior women’s basketball student-athlete Aubrey Ashenfelter and senior football student-athlete Ashton Miller have been selected by the Eastern Washington University Athletic Department as the January Scholar-Athletes of the Month, announced Tuesday, Dec. 31

December 31, 2013
@EWUWBB Rings In New Year Against Weber State, Idaho State
The Eagles square off with the Wildcats on Thursday, Jan. 2, at 6 p.m. before facing the Bengals on Saturday at 2 p.m.

December 29, 2013
Eagles Drop Big Sky Opener To Visiting Vikings
A career-high 29 points from junior Lexie Nelson was not enough as the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team fell to visiting Portland State, 86-74, Sunday, Dec. 29, in a Big Sky counter at Reese Court

December 24, 2013
@EWUWBB Opens Big Sky Play At Home Versus Dam Cup Rival Portland State
Currently riding a four-game winning streak and an umblemished record in December, the Eastern Washington women's basketball team begins Big Sky play at home versus Dam Cup rival Portland State on Sunday, Dec. 29. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. PST

December 20, 2013
Nelson's Career Night Propels Eastern To Fourth-Straight Win
Junior Lexie Nelson made sure the Eastern Washington women’s basketball ended its nonconference schedule on a positive note, pouring in a career-high 27 points as Eastern cruised past visiting Boise State, 81-66, Friday, Dec. 20, at Reese Court

December 19, 2013
@EWUWBB Wraps Up Nonconference Slate With Tilt Against Boise State
Winners of three straight, the Eastern Washington women's basketball team closes out its nonconference schedule against Boise State Friday, Dec. 20

December 17, 2013
Women's Basketball Opens Early Lead As 11 Players Score In Rout Of Northwest
In a battle between two Eagle squads, the Eastern Washington women's basketball team jumped out to an 11-0 lead in the first three minutes over Northwest University and never looked back, defeating the visitors, 90-48, in a nonconference game at Reese Court

December 16, 2013
Ashenfelter Named Co-Big Sky Player Of The Week
Senior forward Aubrey Ashenfelter has been named co-Big Sky Player of the Week following her outstanding performance against Idaho last weekend, the conference announced Monday, Dec. 16

December 16, 2013
@EWUWBB Welcomes Northwest To Reese Court For Mid-Week Tilt
Fresh off its buzzer-beating win over Idaho last weekend, the Eastern Washington women's basketball team returns to the court Tuesday, Dec. 17, when Northwest University comes to Reese Court for a nonconference contest

December 16, 2013
GAME TIME CHANGE: @EWUWBB's Game Versus Boise State Has Been Moved To Friday, Dec. 20, At 6 P.M.
The game was originally scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m., but has been moved up a day due to EWU Football's FCS semifinal tilt versus Towson on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m.

December 15, 2013
Ashenfelter’s Buzzer-Beater Gives Eagles Thrilling Win Over Vandals
Senior Aubrey Ashenfelter drained a jumper with two seconds left to lift the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team over visiting Idaho, 85-84, Friday, Dec. 14, in a nonconference game at Reese Court

December 11, 2013
@EWUWBB Concludes Finals Week With Test Against Idaho
The Eastern Washington women's basketball team continues its home stand with a nonconference game versus WAC member Idaho Saturday, Dec. 14. Tipoff time is set for 7 p.m. in Reese Court.

December 8, 2013
@EWUWBB Game Time For Saturday Tilt With Idaho Moved To 7 P.M.
Fans attending Saturday's NCAA FCS quarterfinal football game will be admitted to that night's women's basketball game for free with their ticket stub

December 7, 2013
Eastern Finds Aggressive Streak, Routs Visiting Cal State Northridge
Senior center Laura Hughes led three Eagles in double-figures with a career-high 21 points as the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team cruised past visiting Cal State Northridge, 73-53, Friday, Dec. 6, in a nonconference game at Reese Court

December 3, 2013
@EWUWBB Opens Seven-Game Home Stand Friday Against Cal State Northridge
After spending the last two weeks on the road, the Eastern Washington women's basketball team kicks off a seven-game home stand this Friday, Dec. 6, when Cal State Northridge visits Reese Court

November 30, 2013
Eagles Upended By Butler On Final Night Of South Point Thanksgiving Shootout
The Eastern Washington women’s basketball team was unable to overcome a nine-minute scoring drought spanning the end of the first half and the start of the second half, falling, 74-51, to Butler on Saturday, Nov. 30, as part of the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout at the South Point Arena

November 30, 2013
No. 23/15 Iowa State Overpowers EWU In First Game Of South Point Thanksgiving Shootout
No. 23/15 Iowa State used a 23-7 run early in the first half en route to defeating the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team, 88-60, Friday, Nov. 29, as part of the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout

November 25, 2013
@EWUWBB Will Spend Thanksgiving In Las Vegas At South Point Shootout
The Eastern Washington women's basketball team will spend Thanksgiving weekend in Las Vegas, Nev., taking part in the competitive South Point Thanksviging Shootout

November 20, 2013
EWU Shows Fight, Falls At No. 24/25 Gonzaga
Up against a ranked opponent for the first time this season, the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team held their own against No. 24/25 Gonzaga, falling, 78-58, Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the McCarthey Athletic Center

November 18, 2013
@EWUWBB Takes On No. 24 Gonzaga In Mid-Week Matchup
The Eagles will square off with the 24th-ranked Bulldogs on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 6 pm at the McCarthy Athletic Center in Spokane

November 16, 2013
Furious Comeback Falls Short As Eagles Drop Nonconference Tilt To Visiting SMU
Senior Laura Hughes and sophomore Hayley Hodgins poured in 19 points apiece but it was not enough as the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team fell to visiting SMU, 75-70, Saturday, Nov. 16, in a nonconference game at Reese Court

November 14, 2013
@EWUWBB Hosts SMU In 2013-14 Home Opener
The Eastern Washington women's basketball team will play in the friendly confines of Reese Court for the first time this season Saturday, Nov. 16, when SMU comes to Cheney

November 13, 2013
@EWUCoachSchu Signs Three Standouts During Early Signing Period
Eastern Washington Women’s Basketball head coach Wendy Schuller has announced the signing of three high school seniors to National Letters of Intent Wednesday, Nov. 13

November 9, 2013
Eagles Lose Lead Late, Fall In Season Opener At Portland
Senior Laura Hughes led three Eagles in double-figures with 17 points but the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team saw its lead evaporate due to a late charge from host Portland, falling, 68-65, in its 2013-14 season opener on Friday, Nov. 8, at the Chiles Center

November 6, 2013
For @EWUWBB, 2013-14 Season Officially Begins At Portland Friday
After its exhibition win last week, the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team officially opens its 2013-14 campaign with a game at Portland this Friday, Nov. 9, at 5:15 p.m

November 2, 2013
Eagles Put Away Pesky Mustangs In Exhibition Contest
Senior forward Aubrey Ashenfelter led four players in double figures with a game-high 23 points as the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team held off a game Master’s College squad, 87-74, in an exhibition contest Friday, Nov. 1, at Reese Court

October 30, 2013
@EWUWBB Kicks Off 2013-14 Campaign With Exhibition Against Master's College Friday
The Eagles host the NAIA school from California in their lone exhibition match of the preseason Friday at 6 p.m.

October 24, 2013
Experience, Talent See @EWUWBB Embrace Role As Favorite In 2013-14
Eastern returns four starters and nine letter winners from last year's 19-win team that earned a bid to the WNIT

October 16, 2013
Coaches, Media Rank @EWUWBB As Overwhelming Favorite In Big Sky Preseason Polls
Eastern received six first-place votes out of a possible nine in the coaches poll and 20 first-place votes out of a possible 30 in the media poll, announced by the league office Wednesday, Oct. 16

October 7, 2013
Nelson Named Preseason First Team All-Big Sky By College Sports Madness
Nelson started all 32 games for the Eagles last season, leading the team with an average of 14 points per game

October 3, 2013
Eagle Basketball Season Tickets Now Available
Season Ticket sales are underway for the 2013-14 Eastern Washington University men’s and women’s basketball teams, giving fans a great opportunity to support the Eagles in a combined 30 home games this season.

September 30, 2013
@EWUWBB Holds First Practice of 2013-14
Watch as head coach Wendy Schuller and junior guard Lexie Nelson talk about Eastern's first practice of the 2013-14 season

September 5, 2013
@EWUWBB Announces 2013-14 Schedule
The Eastern Washington women’s basketball team has released its 2013-14 schedule, head coach Wendy Schuller announced Thursday, Sept. 5.

August 9, 2013
@EWUWBB’s Ojeda Named To Puerto Rican National Team
Former Eastern Washington Women’s Basketball student-athlete Carrie Ojeda has been selected to the Puerto Rican National Team in advance of two tournaments this summer and fall.

July 18, 2013
@EWUWBB Recognized As One Of Nation’s Top Academic Programs
The Eastern Washington University women’s basketball team again finds itself among the nation’s elite in the classroom, ranking 14th in the 2013 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll as announced by the organization Thursday (July 18).

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