Eastern forces season-high 31 turnovers to claim third victory of the season
The Eastern Washington University women's basketball team cruised to a dominating 93-33 victory over visiting Corban College Saturday (Nov. 21) afternoon at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
The Warriors scored the first two points of the game, but Eastern stormed back with nine unanswered en route to a 48-20 halftime lead. Eastern forced 16 first-half turnovers and 31 total for the game. The Eagles forced 28 turnovers just three days ago in their 54-51 overtime victory over Idaho.
"I thought it was a good team effort and I'm proud of our players for playing hard," said Eastern head coach Wendy Schuller. "I thought we did a nice job of sharing the basketball -- we took good shots for our team."
Jessica Huntington led all Eagles with 13 points, and Julie Piper and Kyla Evans chipped in 12 points apiece. Nicole Scott also finished in double figures with 10 points.
Huntington dished out seven assists to just one turnover, and had three steals in just 18 minutes. A total of 11 different Eagles scored points in the game and 12 players saw at least 10 minutes of action.
Eastern finished the game making 50 percent from the field and 47.4 percent from behind the arc. Corban College shot just 23.4 percent for the game.
"Corban was a little injured and sick, so it was a little tough on them -- but I appreciate them for coming out," said Schuller. "Every time we step on the court we are trying to get better as a basketball team and I think we made some good strides today. We will continue to work hard over the next week and prepare for next week."
The Eagles improved to 3-1 on the season and will be back in action Friday (Nov. 27) in Seattle, Wash., for the Husky Classic hosting by the University of Washington. Eastern will play the hometown Huskies at 2 p.m. Pacific time and will take on the University of Memphis on Sunday Nov. 29 at 12 p.m. Pacific time.