December 16, 2013

@EWUWBB Welcomes Northwest To Reese Court For Mid-Week Tilt

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Tuesday, Dec. 16 | 6 p.m.
Reese Court | Cheney, Wash.
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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. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. PST.

The Eagles (2-5) defeated the Vandals in exciting fashion last Saturday, Dec. 14, behind senior Aubrey Ashenfelter's game-winning jumper with 3.7 seconds left. The bucket capped an impressive showing from Ashenfelter as she notched her second career double-double, tying her career high with 20 points while dishing out a career-best 10 assists. She also grabbed a game-high seven rebounds, leading EWU in all three major statistical categories. She earned co-Big Sky Player of the Week honors for her outstanding performance.

Ashenfelter led four Eagles in double figures against Idaho. Senior Laura Hughes did her usual damage in the post, shooting 7-of-9 for 17 points in just 26 minutes. Junior Lexie Nelson and sophomore Hayley Hodgins kept the Vandals' defense off balance, making a combined six three-pointers to finish with 16 points and 14 points, respectively. Eastern shot 52.4 percent for the game, hitting at a 48-percent clip from three-point range. EWU made a season-high 12 triples, just two shy of the program's single-game record.

Northwest (7-4) enters Tuesday's game having won three of its last four games, including a win over NCAA Division II member Saint Martin's. The NAIA program from Kirkland is led by Sanda Milovic (13.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg) while Chanara Greene (7.6 ppg, 6.2 rpg) is the team's top rebounder. Also known as the Eagles, Northwest is shooting 39.3 percent from the field and 27.7 percent from downtown. NU is averaging 62.4 points per game while allowing its opponents an average of 63 points per game.

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