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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...

EWU enters win column with victory over Northwest Christian

EWU enters win column with victory over Northwest Christian

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

December 9, 2019

It wasn’t pretty at times, but the EWU women’s basketball team (1-5) finally found the win column with an 81-62 victory over Northwest Christian University Sunday. EWU was led by sophomore center Bella Cravens, who had her second straight double-double and finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds. EWU...

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....

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