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Eastern women at UND, Northern Colorado

Cheney Free Press of Cheney, Washington

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With four weeks of Big Sky Conference games remaining, the Eastern Washington University women's basketball team looks to maintain its spot atop the league standings with road games at North Dakota and Northern Colorado.

Eastern (16-7,10-1 Big Sky) will take on North Dakota tonight (Feb. 11) at 5 p.m. and Northern Colorado on Saturday, Feb. 13 at noon.

EWU had plenty of success last week, extending its winning streak to three games with a 72-65 win over Northern Arizona on Feb. 4, and a 64-53 comeback victory against Southern Utah on Feb. 6. The Eagles remain tied for first place in the Big Sky standings with Montana State, as both teams sit at 10-1 in the conference.

After trailing NAU at halftime, Eastern played the second half at an absolutely torrid pace shooting 53.3 percent in the second half as the Eagles scored 48 second half points. Sophomore Delaney Hodgins and junior Tisha Phillips led the team with 15 points each.

Holding the SUU offense to only 32.3 percent shooting from the field, the Eagles were able to comeback from a late-game 10-point deficit. Senior Hayley Hodgins and Delaney Hodgins led the team in scoring with 19 points each.

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Original Publication Date: February 11, 2016

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