@EWUWBB Closes Out Regular Season At Idaho State, Weber State

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The Eastern Washington women's basketball team wraps up its 2013-14 regular season this week with a pair of Big Sky road games at Idaho State and 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.

Eastern (15-12, 11-7 Big Sky) played its final home games of the season last week, hosting Northern Colorado and league-leading North Dakota. EWU withstood a late charge from the Bears to win its third straight game, 67-61, last Thursday, Feb. 27, giving the Eagles a 7-1 mark in February, the program's best record since the 1986-87 season.

On Saturday, Mar. 1, EWU spotted North Dakota a 15-point lead in the first half before coming back to take a three-point lead late in the game. UND ended the game on a 7-0 run, however, to steal a share of the Big Sky title with a 61-57 victory.

With two games remaining before the Big Sky Tournament, Eastern currently sits in fourth place in the league standings. EWU clinched a bid to the conference tournament for the fifth consecutive season with its win over Southern Utah on Feb. 20 and would face fifth-seeded Sacramento State in a quarterfinal game on Thursday, Mar. 13.

The tournament's host has yet to be determined.

Idaho State (11-16, 9-9 BSC) enters Thursday's game in sixth place in the Big Sky standings and has yet to clinch a spot in the league tournament. ISU is 6-4 at home this season but has lost two of its last three games in Pocatello. Lindsey Reed (16.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg) and Jessica Tingey (11.5 ppg, 6.9 rpg) are the only Bengals to average double figures as Idaho State ranks last in scoring average (62.8 ppg).

Eastern was victorious in this season's first meeting, 67-55, in Cheney back on Jan. 4.

Weber State (7-20, 3-15 BSC) won its first Big Sky game in more than two seasons on Feb. 17, defeating Idaho State at home, 84-71. The Wildcats are 3-2 over their last five games including wins over Montana at home and Northern Arizona on the road. Desiree Ramos (12.9 ppg, 4.7 apg) and Amanda Hughes (12.6 ppg, 5.7 rpg) are WSU's main offensive threats.

EWU won this season's first meeting, 78-67, in Cheney back on Jan. 2.

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