Eastern Washington defeat Master’s College in exhibition

Ashenfelter Finishes with 23 points

By Elohino Theodore, Sports Writer



The Eagles had a good warm-up for the beginning of the season as they achieved an exhibition victory.

EWU women’s basketball played Master’s College from Santa Clarita, Calif. on Nov. 1, at Reese Court.

At the start of the game, Eastern had a 12-6 lead along with two 3-pointers to get the team going. Eastern then extended their lead to nine, which did not last very long. Master’s College ended up coming to within three points.

Towards the 11:35 mark on the clock, the score was 19-16 and the Eagles increased their lead by six. The Eagles increased their lead by six. Senior center Laura Hughes scored a layup, which was followed by a free throw from sophomore guard Hayley Hodgins to give the Eagles that six point lead. Later on with seven minutes left in the first half, Master’s College cut the lead to one on a pair of free throws.

Later on in the half, the Master’s College went on a 6-0 run to take their first lead of the night, making the score 28-26. Junior guard Kylie Huerta put down a 3-pointer with about two minutes left in the half to put the Eagles up 29-28.

With 58 seconds remaining in the half, EWU gained a seven point lead. A free throw from freshman guard Jade Redmon and another 3-pointer from Huerta gave Eastern an eight point lead, 40-32 heading into halftime.

In the beginning of the second half, senior guard Aubrey Ashenfelter added the Eastern’s lead with a 3-pointer. However, Master’s managed to gain life again by cutting Eastern’s lead to only three at the 17:33 mark of the second half.

Over the next two minutes, the Eagles went on an 8-0 run. A field goal from sophomore center Hanna Mack gave EWU an 11 point lead. Throughout the second half, Master’s College would answer back to stay close in the game. Later on, with 6:02 left in the second half, a layup from Ashenfelter and a 3-pointer from Huerta gave Eastern a six point lead.

With two minutes left in the game, the Eagles pulled out an 80-73 lead. During those two minutes, Eastern managed to make their free throws to seal the game with the final score, 87-74. Ashenfelter had a game high of 23 points. Huerta finished with 17 points and 11 assists, Hodgins and Hughes each had 13 points.