Wildcats Pull Away from Eagles in Second Half

Feb. 14, 2008

Box Score

The Eastern Washington University women's basketball team had a tight game with host Weber State throughout the first half, but the Wildcats were able to utilize a 13-2 run to start the second half and pull away for a 73-58 Big Sky Conference win on Thursday (Feb. 14).

Leading the Eagles in scoring tonight were Sydney Benson and Julie Piper, as the pair contributed 14 points apiece. Amy Bratvold had 11 points in the contest. Benson set the team pace in rebounds with six, while Piper had three blocks in the game, a career-high total for the freshman. Jessica Huntington contributed six assists tonight.

The first 14 minutes of the contest were extremely close, as neither team could get some separation from the other with the largest lead being three (11-8 and 13-10 Weber State). There were eight leads changes and five ties in those 14 minutes. The Wildcats would use a 10-2 run to go up, 25-18, with 4:15 to play. At the break, Weber State was up, 35-28. The 13-2 spurt to star the second half earned the Wildcats a 48-30 advantage with 15:25 to go.

The Eagles will play their final road game of the 2007-08 regular season against defending Big Sky champion Idaho State on Saturday (Feb. 16) at 1:05 p.m. Pacific Time. The Bengals (15-7, 7-3 BSC) fell to Portland State at home tonight, 81-63, in a play.

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