ELLENSBURG, Wash. - Central Washington used a hot shooting first half to power them over the NU Eagles, 89-52, this afternoon in an exhibition game which does not count against NU’s season record.
The NCAA Division II Wildcats would build a lead on the Eagles as they hit 60% of their shots (22 of 37) in the first half to build a 56-21 halftime lead. Northwest would only hit 7 of 23 of their shots for 30% as they couldn’t get shots to fall for them.
In the second half the Eagle defense went to work and the Wildcats cooled in their shooting as they hit just 33% of their attempts. CWU edged the Eagles 33-31 in the second half as NU settled in. A bright spot for Northwest was Alyssa Darios’ 13 points and 50% shooting as she hit 4 of 8 from the field. NU also hit 50% from beyond the 3 point line making 5 of their 10 attempts.
Jenna Lewis scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds and Corinne Burke scored 5 points and totaled 6 rebounds for the Eagles.
The Eagles will remain on the road as they travel to Walla Walla next weekend to play Whitman College after taking time off for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Posted on Saturday, November 17, 2012 Share on Facebook