Jamie Lyons’ 3-pointer got Whitworth on the scoreboard first, but it was the Pirates’ only lead of the game in a 76-61 nonconference loss to Eastern Oregon on Sunday in La Grande, Ore.
The Mountaineers responded with an 8-0 run and never looked back, leading by as many as 13 points and holding Whitworth (7-2) scoreless for nearly six minutes in the second half.
Emily Guthrie led the Pirates with 10 points, while Katara Belton-Sharp added nine points and KC McConnell and Emily Travis each had eight.
Whitworth returns to action Dec. 28, when Warner Pacific visits the Whitworth Fieldhouse at 7 p.m.
Brady Bagby scored a game-high 21 points and led four Community Colleges of Spokane players in double figures as the Sasquatch cruised past Lane Community College 93-67 in the championship game of the Dale J. Bates Invitational in Eugene, Ore.
Luke Evans scored 18 points, Tyler Edwards added 13 off the bench and Kwinn Hanson had 12 for CCS (6-3).
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