Sac State snaps EWU’s seven-game home win streak

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Head coach Shantay Legans yells at a call made during EWU's 59-56 loss to Sacramento State. EWU committed 18 turnovers in the game.

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

Sacramento State snapped a seven-game EWU home win streak on Thursday, topping the Eagles 59-56 in a sloppy, tightly contested contest at Reese Court.

EWU (11-17, 9-8) shot 33.3 percent from the field with 18 turnovers and 20 fouls, while the Hornets (13-13, 7-10) shot 38.8 percent with 14 turnovers and 21 fouls.

The Eagles did not make a shot from the field for the last two minutes and 41 seconds of the game.

“They did a terrific job of keeping us out of rhythm,” head coach Shantay Legans said. “The game was a little choppy and there were a lot of fouls, kind of like the Southern Utah game last week. We just have to be tougher and we have to be better prepared for games like this.”

The performance couldn’t have come at a worse time for EWU, with the Big Sky tournament now three games away.

Before tonight’s loss, the Eagles were tied with Montana State for fifth place in the conference standings. They will now drop down into a tie for sixth with Southern Utah.

With Weber State’s loss to Northern Colorado tonight, if had EWU won would’ve put the Eagles in a tie for fourth with Weber.

EWU hosts Portland State on Saturday for the last home game of the season. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:05 p.m.