Eagle Women's Basketball Signs Two Players in Early Signing Period

Nov. 8, 2006

Two players have signed letters of intent on Wednesday (Nov. 8) to attend Eastern Washington University and play for the women's basketball squad, head coach Wendy Schuller announced. Brittany Fiske, a 5-10 guard from Berthoud High School in Loveland, Colo., and Kyla Evans, a 5-11 guard from Brewster High School in Brewster, Wash., will begin playing for Eastern in 2007-08. The pair signed on the first day of the NCAA early signing period.

 

"I am elated to welcome these young women to the Eastern Washington women's basketball family," Schuller said. "They are all outstanding students and talented basketball players. Each of them will bring a different area of specialty to the team, but have in common the work ethic and character that means so much to our program.

 

"It has been fun getting to know them and their families in the recruiting process and I look forward to the opportunity to coach and be a part in their growth as players and people over the next several years."

 

Fiske was named all-conference and all-area on three occasions each and achieved all-state recognition as a junior. That same season, she surpassed the 1,000-point milestone while averaging 16 points per game and eight rebounds per contest. She also played for the Boulder Rockies.

 

"Brittany is a splendid athlete," Schuller said. "Her skills range from perimeter-range shooting to rebounding, so she has the ability to play anywhere on the floor. She will fit in well with our up-tempo and high-pressure style."

 

Evans has been named All-Caribou League all three years she has played so far and earned league MVP honors and first team all-state accolades as a junior. She averaged 21 points and nine rebounds per game that season. Her summer team was the Tri-City Packers.

 

"Kyla is a great shooter from long range," Schuller said. "She reminds me a lot of Stephanie Ulmer in her ability to shoot the ball quickly and accurately. Kyla also has a great understanding of the game, which enhances her ability to handle and pass the basketball."

 

The 2006-07 version of the Eagles begins its campaign on Friday with a home contest versus Montana Tech. Due to the proliferation of volleyball being played at Reese Court this weekend, including the WIAA 2B State Tournament and EWU volleyball, the contest will be played at Spokane Community College, beginning at 2 p.m.

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