Delaney Hodgins and Tisha Phillips each scored 15 points to lead four Eagles in double-digit scoring and Eastern Washington dispatched the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 72-65 in Cheney on Thursday night to maintain its first-place tie atop the Big Sky Conference standings.
Ashli payne added 14 points and Hayley Hodgins scored 12 for the Eagles (15-7, 9-1), who started the fourth quarter by stretching a five-point lead to 10 early on and then held on late as Phillips iced the game with a 3-pointer with 20 seconds remaining.
Alyssa Rader paced NAU (6-15, 2-8) with a game-high 24 points.
EWU stays home to entertain Southern Utah at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Idaho 93, Southern Utah 48: Taylor Pierce scored 17 points, Christina Salvatore added 15 and Mikayla Ferenz 14 as the Idaho used a 60-22 advantage in the middle quarters to fly past the Thunderbirds in Moscow, Idaho.
Idaho (16-6, 8-2) shot 65 percent in the second half and topped 90 points for the third straight game, a school-best mark for a single season.
Dari Frandsen scored a team-high 11 points for SUU (2-18, 0-10), which shot just 31.3 percent for the game and had 15 turnovers to Idaho’s six.
Idaho next hosts Northern Arizona at 2 p.m. Saturday.
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