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EWU hockey splits series, gets big Senior Night win

EWU hockey splits series, gets big Senior Night win

By Randle Kinswa, Sports Reporter

January 26, 2020

The EWU hockey team (13-17-1) split the last weekend home series of the year against the No. 3 ranked team in the West, Montana State (18-7-1). The final of Friday’s game was 6-0 MSU. Head coach Will Mix said he was disappointed in the team’s composure after the game Friday night. “We...

EWU comes back in regulation, hangs on in overtime to top Southern Utah

EWU comes back in regulation, hangs on in overtime to top Southern Utah

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

January 25, 2020

The EWU men’s basketball team (5-2, 12-6) trailed the Southern Utah Thunderbirds (4-3, 11-7) by six points with one minute left in regulation Saturday. Two three-pointers by junior guard Jacob Davison and senior forward Mason Peatling and two key defensive stops later, and the game was headed to overtime....

Evjen takes unexpected journey to becoming EWU’s first sanctioned wheelchair basketball coach

Evjen takes unexpected journey to becoming EWU’s first sanctioned wheelchair basketball coach

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

January 21, 2020

When David Evjen was playing high school basketball as an able-bodied person in Minnesota, he never thought that he’d one day make history as EWU’s first non-club wheelchair basketball coach. In fact, he barely knew what wheelchair basketball was.  “Honestly, I had no idea (what) it was,” Evje...

Women’s basketball falls in double overtime to first-place MSU

Women’s basketball falls in double overtime to first-place MSU

By Randle Kinswa, Sports Reporter

January 18, 2020

The EWU women's basketball team (1-5, 2-13) fell short 89-85 in double overtime to the Montana State Bobcats Saturday. MSU is in first place in the Big Sky Conference. It wasn’t all bad for the Eagles Saturday, as EWU broke the record for most three pointers in a game in school history, with 17. ...

Eagles thumped by Griz in disappointing home loss

Eagles thumped by Griz in disappointing home loss

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

January 9, 2020

EWU (2-2, 9-6) coasted through most of its first six home games, winning each one and winning four of the six by double-digits. That streak ended Thursday, as the Eagles got dominated by the first-place Montana Grizzlies (4-1, 8-8) 90-63. The 27-point margin was EWU’s worst in a game against the...

Magnuson puts in the work and dishes the rock

Magnuson puts in the work and dishes the rock

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

January 8, 2020

EWU point guard Ellis Magnuson moves up the court and calls out a play to his teammates. A true freshman, he takes a pick from senior Mason Peatling and dribbles to the right of the free throw line, drawing defenders to the right before whipping a pass across his body to freshman Casson Rouse, who is...

Eags take on Griz in important Reese Court showdown

Eags take on Griz in important Reese Court showdown

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

January 8, 2020

EWU fans would rather forget what has happened the past two years in the Big Sky Conference Championship: a first-half lead melts away as the Eagles’ hopes of advancing to the NCAA Tournament are crushed by the rival Montana Grizzlies.  This Thursday, EWU seeks revenge.  “We already have...

EWU hangs on to beat PSU behind trio of big performances

EWU hangs on to beat PSU behind trio of big performances

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

January 4, 2020

It got tense in the last minute, but the EWU men’s basketball team (2-1, 9-5) squeaked out a 71-69 victory over the Portland State Vikings (1-3, 7-9) in the first Big Sky Conference game at Reese Court this season. EWU was led by a trio of huge performances from its biggest contributors. Junior...

Bulldogs too much for Eagles in rout at The Kennel

Bulldogs too much for Eagles in rout at The Kennel

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

December 23, 2019

The No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs came into Saturday’s game as the highest ranked squad the EWU men’s basketball team has ever played. That fact was reflected on the court, as EWU (7-4) lost soundly 112-77. EWU gave up 64 first half points and trailed 64-33, never giving itself much of a chance. GU used...

EWU stays hot at home in high-scoring blowout over Omaha

EWU stays hot at home in high-scoring blowout over Omaha

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

December 18, 2019

The EWU men’s basketball team was on a 13-1 run as the first half of Tuesday’s game against the Omaha Mavericks wound to a close. That run was extended as EWU sophomore guard/forward Kim Aiken Jr. capped a personal 8-0 run and 16-1 team run with a 28-foot three-pointer that banked in at the halftime...

EWU, Peatling achieve conference records in rout of Multnomah

EWU, Peatling achieve conference records in rout of Multnomah

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

December 14, 2019

Mason Peatling exited Friday’s game against Multnomah University with 12:28 to play and received a loud ovation from the EWU crowd. The applause was deserved, as the EWU senior forward scored a Big Sky Conference-record 54 points while tacking on 10 rebounds in the Eagles’ 146-89 victory.  “That wa...

Davison has big night as EWU pulls away from North Dakota

Davison has big night as EWU pulls away from North Dakota

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

December 9, 2019

With 11:28 to play in the EWU men’s basketball game against The University of North Dakota Sunday, the Eagles trailed 62-61. EWU then rode the hot hand of junior guard Jacob Davison and didn’t look back. Davison scored 13 points in the final nine minutes and 39 points for the game as EWU (5-3) pulled...

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