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Eastern Washington women end long skid at Missoula; Cougs fall

Gonzaga's expected wrap-up of a perfect West Coast Conference season wasn't the only big news in women's basketball on Saturday.

Eastern Washington won at Montana for the first time in two dozen years - yes, 24 - a 27-game losing streak back to 1987 when the Eagles won their only Big Sky Conference tournament. ... Washington State just can't beat Washington. (I'll link a different story on Sunday when I file my Top 25 vote.)

For other news, keep reading and I'll be back, if possible, during the hockey game, to give you the Washington-Washington State game, which the Cougars trail 30-25 at halftime.

Portland lost to Saint Mary's but Tara Cronin (G-Prep) is on the cusp of 1,000 career points.

Eastern Oregon lost its playoff game, ending the season for a couple of local players.

Saint Martin's senior Dara Zack (U-Hi) is on the All-Great Northwest team.

Senior day for Angie Bjorklund (U-Hi) is on TV Sunday - ESPNU, 11 a.m. - when Tennessee faces Auburn.

Lexi Bishop (Shadle Park) had another big game as Portland State completed a historic sweep in Montana for the first time ever, beating Montana State.

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