November 21, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 31

Court play, not poll votes what counts for Eastern women

Personnel a plus in Eagles’ chase for Big Sky championship

Eastern Washington women’s basketball head coach Wendy Schuller is not much moved by the vote of confidence bestowed upon her team by both Big Sky Conference coaches and media who said her Eagles are the team to beat in their respective pre-season polls.

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That’s because last year they both really got it pretty much all wrong, picking Eastern to finish eighth, when in the end they nearly won the conference title.

Ultimately finishing third, Schuller’s team lost an excruciating overtime game in the Big Sky semifinals, 70-64 to Northern Colorado and then fell 65-60 in two OT’s to Washi...

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