Staff Reporter 

Eastern women get fired up at right time in Idaho State win


Paul Delaney

Eastern Washington's Aubrey Ashenfelter drives to the basket between Idaho State defenders Anna Policicchio (14) and Rebecca Schrimpsher (34) during last Saturday's 67-55 Eagle victory over the Bengals.

Sometimes lighting that fire under her players is, as Eastern Washington University head women's basketball coach Wendy Schuller suggests, like rubbing a pair of damp sticks together.

But that certainly was not the case in last Saturday's Big Sky Conference game with visiting Idaho State. No spark or accelerant was necessary; just a few perfectly scripted words helped fuel the Eagles' 67-55 victory.

"It was kind of like 'hey, what the heck's going on here?'" Schuller said. "As a coach you're obviously pleased when your team responds in the right way."

And did they.

After the Bengals slowly...

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