March 21, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 48

Eastern's strong finish fades in overtime loss to UNC

Eagles’ 11-2 run gets ‘em to overtime but turnovers bite against Bears

First they delivered just the right recipe for a rally.

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Senior center Carrie Ojeda did her best to help deliver Eastern Washington to a Big Sky Conference women’s basketball title but fell short. EWU earned a WNIT berth, however.

But then maybe the Eastern Washington University women’s basketball team might have put just a bit too much of some of that ingredient into their overtime effort.

The result was a 70-64 loss in the semifinals of last Friday’s Big Sky Conference basketball tournament to No. 2 seed Northern Colorado at Dahlberg Arena in Missoula.

While No. 3 Eastern fell short of the goal for a Big Sky championship – later won by Montana 56-43 over Northern Colorado – and the NCAA tournament berth, the Eagles earned a bid in the Women’s Nationa...

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