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Eastern’s Ojeda lives for the blocks

Eastern Washington senior Carrie Ojeda is moving up the school's all-time chart for blocking shots. Ojeda, a criminal justice major, is hoping to play for another Big Sky Conference champion and to make the all-conference team. She leads this week's women's notebook: Read story

Ojeda said defensive communication was crucial when Eastern upset defending Big Sky champion Idaho State at Pocatello on Dec. 22.

"We knew that was a game we had to win to put us in position to win the Big Sky," Ojeda said.

"I think we're going to win the Big Sky," she continued.  "You have to think that way. But I think we have the players and tools to do it."

Ojeda said Montana's experience will be a big challenge for the Eagles on Thursday.

"I've definitely learned that anybody (in the Big Sky) can win on any given night," she said. "The Big Sky is so up and down, you never know who's going to win."

Ojeda said one of Eastern's strengths is balance.

"On any given night, any one of us can have a big night," she said. "We have four people who can score in double digits."

Chris Derrick
Chris Derrick joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. He currently is a copy editor for the Sports Desk.

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