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January 11, 2018



WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Hodgins moves to second on EWU’s all-time scoring

The Eastern Washington University women’s basketball team shot a season-high 49.2 percent from the field as they topped Sacramento State 83-72 on Jan. 6. The win moves the Eagles to 7-9 on the season with a 2-2 mark in Big Sky Conference play.

Delaney Hodgins moved into second place on EWU’s all-time career scoring list with a 27-point effort. She now has 1,745 points and is just 91 away from breaking her older sister Hayley Hodgins’ career record of 1,865.

Eastern opened the road trip with a 75-60 loss at Portland State on Jan. 4 where Violet Kapri Morrow had a career-high 25 points to lead the Eagles.

Eastern returns to Reese Court to host local Big Sky foe Idaho for a 5 p.m. tipoff as a part of the doubleheader on Friday, Jan. 12. One ticket gets fans into both women’s and men’s games. The Eagle men will tip off at approximately 7:30 p.m.

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MEN’S BASKETBALL

Eagles host Idaho in highly-anticipated matchup

The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team ends its three-game homestand by hosting Big Sky Conference preseason favorite Idaho on Friday Jan. 12 at approximately 7:30 p.m. at Reese Court. The game is part of a first-ever men’s/women’s doubleheader for the Eagles and will start 30 minutes after the conclusion of the EWU-UI women’s game which begins at 5:05 p.m.

In the eight meetings since Idaho re-joined the Big Sky Conference in the 2014-15 season, EWU is 6-2 but the average winning margin for the winning team is just 6.6 points. Included was an EWU sweep in 2016-17 versus the Vandals, with EWU winning 69-62 in Moscow and 77-67 in Cheney. The Eagles have won their last three meetings at Reese Court versus the Vandals.

“It’s fun to play at home,” Eastern head coach Shantay Legans said after his team ran its Reese Court record to 5-0 with an 82-67 win over Sacramento State Jan. 6. “That’s a big deal for us and we want to protect our home court.

The Eagles are 8-9 on the season, 3-1 in the Big Sky, and have now won five of their last six games. Eastern had opened its three-game homestand Jan. 4 against Portland State, holding on for an 81-74 win.

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