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Eastern women beat Florida


Last updated 12/26/2014 at 12:56pm

Tim Casey

The Eastern Washington women are seen here with the Gator Holiday Classic trophy they won after scoring a big basketball victory, 67-56, beating host Florida, Monday, Dec. 22.

The Eastern Washington University women's basketball team will begin their chase of a Big Sky Conference title fresh from a huge victory Dec. 22 at the Gator Holiday Classic in Gainesville, Fla. after beating host Florida, 67-56.

The senior duo of Lexie Nelson, who led Eastern with 28 points, and Melissa Williams, who recorded double-doubles in each of the tournament games, were selected to the All-Tournament team.

The Eagles, 7-4 and with three consecutive wins, now take a break before beginning conference play on the road, Jan. 1 at Weber State.

"I thought we played great team basketball,...

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