Dec. 22, 2008
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.