Hughes, Ojeda lift Eagles women to victory over Hornets
Laura Hughes and Carrie Ojeda finished with double-doubles to propel the Eastern Washington Eagles (10-8, 4-1) to a 78-62 victory over the Sacramento State Hornets (7-10, 2-2) in Big Sky Conference play Thursday night in Cheney.
Hughes had a game-high 14 points and snagged 11 rebounds to complete the first double-double of her career. Ojeda tallied 12 points and a game-high 15 rebounds. It was Ojeda’s third double-double of the season.
Eastern hauled in a season-high 51 rebounds, nine more than the Hornets.
Brianne Ryan, Melissa Williams and Chenise Pakootas each had 10 points for Eastern.
Chene Cooper racked up nine assists for the Eagles, who took 22 more shots from the floor than the Hornets. Cooper is fourth in the nation in assists.
Alle Moreno tallied 13 points for Sacramento State, the lone Hornet to reach double figures.
Louisiana Tech 66, Idaho 54: Angie Felton came off the bench to score 11 and reserve Tavasha Anderson added 10 points to carry the Lady Techsters (8-8) to a victory over the Vandals (5-12) in a Western Athletic Conference opener in Ruston, La.
Alyssa Charlston tallied 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead Idaho. Stacey Barr (11 points) was the only other Vandal to finish in double figures scoring.
The Vandals piled up a season-high 15 blocked shots. Ashley Walters had seven of them and Charlston chipped in with five.
Louisiana Tech’s bench accounted for 37 points.