December 22, 2008

Eagles Fall to Cal State Northridge

Dec. 22, 2008

Final Stats

The Eastern Washington University women's basketball team had a  halftime lead not hold up in a 54-47 road loss to Cal State Northridge  Saturday evening (Dec. 22). The Eagles were up 21-18 at the break, but  the Matadors outscored EWU 36-26 in the second stanza to claim the  contest.

Kyla Evans had a good shooting night, making 6-of-13 shots (4-of-11  from beyond the three-point arc) and scoring 16 points. Nicole Scott  had eight points on 4-of-8 shooting tonight. Scott and Julie Piper set  the team pace in rebounding with eight boards apiece.

Eastern Washington got off to a good start, taking a 15-8 lead on a  three from Evans with 14:15 to play in the half. The team held a lead  throughout the rest of the half. After the break, Eastern (4-8)  quickly took its largest lead of the game up to that point, 26-18,  after Scott nailed a jumper and a three from Evans tickled the twine.

With 10:42 to play, Eastern held a 39-30 advantage, but the Matadors  (2-10) chipped into that lead and tied the contest at 41 with 6:05  showing on the clock. The hosts took their first lead of the game  shortly threreafter, 42-41, with 4:53 to play. A six-point Matador  advantage with 3:40 left, 47-41, was too much for EWU to overcome.

Eastern Washington next sees action in a home contest versus Eastern  Oregon. Tip-off is set for 7:05 p.m. on Dec. 30.

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