January 26, 2007
Eagles Fall to League-Leading Weber State
Jan. 26, 2007
The Eastern Washington University women's basketball team was defeated by Big Sky Conference-leading Weber State (12-9, 7-1 BSC) by a 64-52 score on Friday evening (Jan. 26).
The best performers tonight for Eastern (6-14, 1-6 BSC) were Brittney Osborn (20 points on 8-of-15 shooting) and Sydney Benson (10 points and 10 rebounds for her fourth straight double-double).
Weber State's rebounding prowess served as one of the major factors in the contest, as WSU out-rebounded Eastern, 45-29.
The first few minutes of the contest were close, as neither team led by more than three until Osborn gave the Eagles a four-point lead at 21-17 on a jumper with 7:44 remaining in the first half. Weber State, however, would respond with 12 straight points and went into the break up, 31-23.
In the second stanza, the Eagles would cut the lead to six with 5:21 remaining, 52-46, on a Benson lay-up but, at that point, the Wildcats pulled away. Weber State earned its largest lead of 13 (64-51) just before the conclusion of the game. Benson made a free throw with 14 seconds left for the game's final tally.
With their win, the Wildcats increased their lead in the conference race to one game over Montana.
The Eagles remain at home this weekend and take on Sacramento State (3-16, 1-4 BSC) at 2:05 p.m. on Sunday.