Anteaters Drop Eagles In Irvine

Free throws make the difference as UC Irvine hands Eastern a 87-73 loss

Box Score

The Eastern Washington University women's basketball team had 30 less free throw attempts and lost 87-73 in a non-conference matchup to UC Irvine Saturday (Dec. 19) in Irvine, Calif.

The Anteaters went to the free-throw line 55 times in the game -- making 45 of them -- including a 16-of-23 performance from forward Mikah Maly-Karros. Karros finished the game with 28 points and 11 rebounds in 33 minutes. Eastern made it to the line 25 times, making 17 of them.

Eastern entered halftime down by six points, but took the lead at the 8:57 mark of the second half. The Eagles held that lead until the 6:06 mark when the Anteaters began a 22-8 run to close out the game.

Nicole Scott and Tatjana Sparavalo both finished with 13 points to lead the Eagles in scoring. Jessica Huntington had eight points and a team-high seven rebounds, as well as six assists with no turnovers.

The Eagles committed 23 turnovers as a team and were out-rebounded 43-35.  Eastern shot 42.9 percent from the field, compared to UC Irvine's 36.4 percent.

The Eagles (6-5) will remain in California to take on Cal State Fullerton Monday (Dec. 21) at 7 p.m. before opening up Big Sky Conference play at Sacramento State on Dec. 31.



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