The Eastern Washington women’s basketball game was Friday night (November 11), where the Eagles defeated Boise State, 83-74. The winning eight game streak against the Broncos ended. Eastern improved to 2-0 this season, while Boise fell 1-1.
Jaydia Martin He led the team and tied for the top game with 17 points. In total, Eastern had four players score in double digits.
“I am very proud of the way our team prepared for this match. We made adjustments in the first half and ran down the stretch to consolidate the win,” Judy Gleeson He said. “These players are invested in a team-first mentality and really play for their sisters by their side. [Martin] He was in trouble and played for limited minutes in the first half. While we know she can score, what really sets her apart is her leadership and IQ on the field. Camille [Jentzsch] Provided some qualifying minutes when we needed it. She had a physical presence inside and had some huge panels. She rotated defense against veteran positions. Boise State has two very good players with lightsabers. They are a high quality program that is well trained. This road win is huge for the program. Go! “
Boise Saint took an early lead, scoring the first five points of the game. Eastern responded quickly on making three out high alexander. After a media timeout at 4:42 in the quarter, Martin connected from three and put the Eagles ahead 9–8. I followed the next possession with another three and grew the lead for East. The Broncos cut the lead to one at 12-11, but the Eagles raced 7-0. Andy Zilak Eastern scored at the end of the quarter, scoring five points. The Eagles led 21-12 after the first quarter and achieved a 41.2 shooting percentage. They held the Broncos to 23.5 shooting in the quarter.
The beginning of the second quarter was an offensive battle for both teams. Millie Knowles Score the first points at the 7:45 mark. Boise St. The East’s lead narrowed, cutting it to 26-23 with 4:23 minutes on the clock. The Eagles rebuilt the lead with a layup from Alexis Pettis and hook shot from Camille Jench. Eastern built a lead to 36-28 on a layup of Jacinta Buckley. Close Boise St. the half with two three-pointers and the Eagles trailed to 36-34. In the second quarter, Eastern shot 38.9 percent and the Broncos were up 50.0 percent.
The third quarter started with a series of scores in the first two minutes. Both teams made a jump shot and a layup and there were two lead changes. The score remained close until the 6:34 mark when Jamie Laura He hit a three-pointer to open a 45-41 lead over the Broncos. The Eastern stayed aggressive and drove the ball into the paint. Then, Boise would tie the game and take a 5-0 lead at 50-47. After a pair of free throws from Zylak, Martin hit another three-pointer and the lead was back with the Eagles. Jalissa Lawrence Three will also connect to extend the feature. The Broncos responded and tied the game at 58 as the quarter ended. Eastern shot 47.1 percent in the quarter, but Boise were burning with a flatline 61.5 percent.
With 10 minutes left in the game, Eastern went to work in the fourth inning. The Eagles had the best shooting quarter of the game, at 50 percent, going 8-of-16 (50%) from the floor. Buckley gave East breathing room with a three-pointer left at 6:45 in the game for a 67-63 lead. Loera and Zylak will continue to drive in the paint and turn their paycheck. Eastern began to pull away from the Broncos at 73-66. Down the stretch, the Eagles made their free throws to keep their lead intact and not allow Boise Street to gain any momentum.
Eastern won the game, 83-74, after a 9-of-18 (50%) night from three-point range. The team shot 44.1 percent from the floor, in total, for the game.
The win over Boise State was Eastern Washington’s first since December 20, 2013 in Cheney. It is also the program’s first win over a Mountain West school since defeating Air Force on November 14, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Eastern made 20 turnovers and committed just 11 in the game.
high alexander He added 14 points on 4-of-10 (40%) shooting. Jamie Laura He scored 11 points on 3-of-8 (37.5%) shooting and Jacinta Buckley 11 were added by shooting 5 of 12 (41.6%).
Andy Zilak He finished with nine points and five assists. She added six rebounds to lead the team.
Jalissa Lawrence Scored nine points on 4-of-7 (57.1%) shooting.
The game featured 13 lead changes and three ties. Al-Sharqi advanced in the match for 29:44 minutes.
Eastern Washington will return to Reese Court on Monday, November 14th to host Southern Utah at 6 p.m. PST.