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College basketball: Eastern women top Weber State with late run

Fri., Jan. 3, 2014

Sophomore Hayley Hodgins knocked down five 3-pointers en route to a season-high 22 points and the Eastern Washington Eagles (5-6, 1-1) used a 15-4 run late in the second half to post a 78-67 victory over the Weber State Wildcats (4-6, 0-1) in Big Sky Conference women’s basketball action on Thursday in Cheney.

Lexie Nelson added 21 points – her fourth straight game with 20 or more points – for the Eagles. Aubrey Ashenfelter added six points, a team-high eight rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots.

Desiree Ramos scored 20 to top the Wildcats, who used a 20-2 run to take a 29-18 lead with 6:08 left in the first half.

Idaho 81, Missouri-Kansas City 64: Alyssa Charlston and Christina Salvatore scored 17 points apiece and every starter scored in double figures to propel the Vandals (8-7) over the Kangaroos (4-10) in a Western Athletic Conference opener in Kansas City, Mo.

Stacey Barr tallied 13 points and five assists, Ali Forde scored 12 with a team-high eight rebounds and Connie Ballestero added 10 points and five assists for the Vandals.

Eilise O’Connor paced UMKC with 16 points, while Kim Nezianya added 15 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.

North Idaho 68, Snow 57: Georgia Stirton scored a game-high 23 points on 7-of-10 shooting and the Cardinals (16-2, 2-1) cruised past the Badgers (7-8, 0-2) in Scenic West Athletic Conference play in Coeur d’Alene.

Kara Staggs scored 13 points for North Idaho, while Jansen Butler added 10 points.


Brad Wallace came off the bench to score a game-high 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting to carry the North Idaho Cardinals (15-3, 2-1) to an 89-76 win over the visiting Badgers (9-9. 0-2) in SWAC play in Coeur d’Alene.

Will Dorsey added 17 points for the Cardinals on 14-of-15 shooting from the free-throw line. Braxton Tucker scored 16 points for the Cardinals – making 8 of 14 shots from the floor.

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