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Big Sky women’s basketball: Idaho State upsets EWU

Tressa Lyman led four players in double-figure scoring with 14 and grabbed eight rebounds and the Idaho State Bengals dominated the fourth quarter en route to a 71-62 victory over the Eastern Washington Eagles in Big Sky Conference women’s basketball action on Wednesday in Pocatello, Idaho.

Brooke Blair and Apiphany Woods scored 13 apiece and Freya Newton added 12 points and four assists for the Bengals (14-14, 7-10), who outscored Eastern 25-16 in the fourth quarter.

Eagles senior Hayley Hodgins did her part by scoring a game-high 31 – exactly half of the Eagles’ output for the game. Tisha Phillips added 15 points for EWU (19-10, 13-4), while Delaney Hodgins scored 10.

EWU can still win the Big Sky regular-season title with a road win over Weber State on Friday and a Montana loss to North Dakota.

Idaho 77, Weber State 70: Reserves Geraldine McCorkell, Renae Mokrzycki and Taylor Pierce sparked the Vandals (21-8, 13-4) to a Big Sky win over the Wildcats (18-10, 10-7) in Ogden, Utah.

McCorkell scored a team-high 15 on 6-of-8 shooting, while Mokrzycki and Pierce added 10 points apiece as the Vandals bench outscored the Wildcats’ subs 37-16. Christina Salvatore topped Idaho with a game-high 11 rebounds.

Emily Drake tallied 17 points and 10 rebounds for Weber St.

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