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Sophomore center Bella Cravens grabs boards and raises intensity

Sophomore center Bella Cravens grabs boards and raises intensity

By Randle Kinswa, Sports Reporter

November 27, 2019

EWU sophomore center Bella Cravens has an easy-going personality off the court, but a fiery one on it. “I just love her attitude and her spirit,” EWU head coach Wendy Schuller said. “She has kind of that ... laid-back attitude at times. … She is also someone to not mess with, either.” Schu...

Balanced attack leads EWU to big win over Belmont

Balanced attack leads EWU to big win over Belmont

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

November 26, 2019

NCAA Tournament regulars don’t often come to Cheney, and EWU doesn’t often knock off an NCAA Tournament regular. Both those scenarios occurred Tuesday, however, as the Eagles (4-2) got a big win over the Belmont Bruins (4-3) 87-82 to close the 2019 Gotham Classic. “Our guys came out, took it...

EWU trumps Huskies in two-game sweep

EWU trumps Huskies in two-game sweep

By Randle Kinswa, Sports Reporter

November 26, 2019

The EWU hockey team (9-1, 12-9-1) won two games last weekend against the University of Washington by scores of 5-0 and 9-3. EWU was led in scoring by sophomore forward Mitch Hunt, who recorded a hat trick in the second game. EWU led 3-2 at the beginning of the third period of the second game. They...

Offense shines as EWU survives PSU on Senior Day

Offense shines as EWU survives PSU on Senior Day

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

November 26, 2019

The EWU offense scored 53 points in 19:59 of possession time and the Eagles (6-2, 7-5) outlasted the Portland State Vikings (3-5, 5-7) 53-46 Saturday on Senior Day behind the leadership of their seniors, most of whom were playing in their final game at EWU. “We came out ready to play and came downhill ready to hit....

EWU falls to Zags in The Kennel for fourth straight loss

EWU falls to Zags in The Kennel for fourth straight loss

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

November 23, 2019

The EWU women’s basketball team (0-4) fell behind early and couldn’t catch up to No. 23 Gonzaga (3-1) Friday, as the Bulldogs routed the Eagles 84-44.  EWU struggled to hit shots all night and turned the ball over 20 times. The Eagles shot 32.1% from the field and 21.7% from three-point range....

EWU takes on Portland State for potential final game of the year

EWU takes on Portland State for potential final game of the year

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

November 20, 2019

The EWU football team hasn’t finished at or below .500 in 13 years.  The Eagles (5-2, 6-5) will try and extend that streak Saturday in the likely season finale vs the Portland State Vikings (3-4, 5-6).  Playoff Chances EWU technically isn’t eliminated from FCS playoff contention yet, but ...

The life of a basketball redshirt

The life of a basketball redshirt

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

November 20, 2019

This is part two of a two-part series on athletic redshirts. Part one, which is about football redshirts, was published in The Easterner on Nov. 13. They may not be throwing down dunks like Jacob Davison or throwing the ball off an opponent’s back to win a tournament game like Jessica McDowell-...

Volleyball swept in home finale

Volleyball swept in home finale

By Randle Kinswa, Sports Reporter

November 18, 2019

The EWU volleyball team (4-12, 6-22) lost to the Northern Colorado Bears (21-7, 15-1) in three sets (21-25, 17-25, 19-25) Saturday in the Eagles’ final home game of 2019.  UNC is in first place in the Big Sky Conference.  EWU was led in kills by junior outside hitter MaKenna Davis (8), led in assists by ...

Hunt has hat trick as Eagles roll

Hunt has hat trick as Eagles roll

By Randle Kinswa, Sports Reporter

November 10, 2019

The EWU hockey team (5-1, 8-8-1) trounced the Idaho Vandals 11-2 Friday night. EWU out shot Idaho 41-9, and led all game. EWU was led in scoring by sophomore forward Mitch Hunt. Hunt had a hat trick Friday night, and now leads the team in total goals (13), assists (9), and total points (22). Senior...

EWU soars to victory in season opener

EWU soars to victory in season opener

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

November 8, 2019

Six Eagles scored in double figures and the EWU men’s basketball team (1-0) decimated the Portland Bible College Wildcats 107-25 in the season opener Tuesday. Junior guard Jacob Davison led EWU with 15 points, many of which came on dunks. Senior forward Mason Peatling added 14 points, seven rebounds...

Eagle offense hums in win over NAU

Eagle offense hums in win over NAU

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

November 2, 2019

The points came easily for the EWU football team (3-2, 4-5) Saturday. The Eagles scored six touchdowns and kicked a field goal on their first seven possessions en route to a 66-38 victory over the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (2-3, 4-5). EWU was led by junior quarterback Eric Barriere, who threw for...

Dickie leads Eagles to exhibition win

Dickie leads Eagles to exhibition win

By Randle Kinswa, Sports Reporter

October 31, 2019

The EWU women’s basketball team took care of Northwest University Wednesday night 78-44 in the team’s lone exhibition match. EWU was led in scoring by freshman wing Kennedy Dickie. Dickie had 24 points, including 17 in the first half. Sophomore center Bella Cravens had 13 points and nine rebounds,...

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