LAGRANDE, Ore. – The NU women ran into a buzz saw in the form of No. 9 ranked Eastern Oregon who defeated the Eagles 88-54 in Cascade Conference play tonight.
Sanda Milovic hit a three pointer 7 minutes into the first half to give NU the 16-15 lead as the teams battled back and forth. But, the nationally ranked Mountaineers would go on a 12-0 run as Korrie Bourn would sink a free throw with 6:42 to go in the half (28-16). Alyssa Dario would end the run for NU as she would hit a driving layup in the lane to make it 28-18 at the 5:17 mark. Two minutes later, Dario would score on another layup as the Eagles would close to within ten, 32-22. Korrie Bourn would hit a trey for EOU to grow the Mountie lead to 39-26 with 2:04 on the clock. EOU would outscore the Eagles 8-2 the remainder of the period to take a 47-28 lead into halftime.
EOU would hit the first six points of the second half to increase their lead to 25, 53-28, two minutes into the period. Sanda Milovic would hit a jumper to make it 53-30 with 17:54 on the clock. Eastern Oregon would slowly pull away from that point and Chayla Jones’ jumper at the 13:29 mark would increase the EOU lead to 67-34 as the Mounties would cruise to their 15th win of the season, remain undefeated in CCC play at 6-0 and on top of the league.
Northwest U. (2-10, 1-4 CCC) was led by 16 points scored by Sanda Milovic. Milovic also led the team with 9 rebounds.Domi Medezona added 9 points. Alyssa Dario and Jordan Asher each scored 7 points for the Eagles who hit 28% of their shots and shot a cool 20% from the 3 point line (7-35).
EOU (15-2, 6-0 CCC) had four players score in double figures led by Brooke Randall’s 23 points. Kelsi Hurliman scored 13 points for the Mounties and Chayla Jones added 11. Eastern Oregon shot 42% for the game and 42% from the 3 point line. EOU held a 56-37 rebounding margin including 24 offensive rebounds.
“Credit EOU for playing well tonight,” said Lori Napier, Eagle head coach. “I think we made some positive strides this week and plan to come back strong after the break.”
Northwest now heads back to Kirkland for a well-deserved rest after playing four games the past six days. The Eagles will resume play on Jan. 4 when they host Warner Pacific.
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