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Tisha Phillips helps Eastern Washington women knock off Idaho State

From staff reports

Tisha Phillips scored 21 points and Eastern Washignton (8-7, 3-1) won their second Big Sky Conference game in a row, knocking off Idaho State (8-7, 2-2) 58-41 in Cheney on Thursday.

Phillips, a fifth-year senior, was outstanding in the third and fourth quarters, as she scored 15 of her points after the break. The point guard did most of her damage at the free throw line, hitting 8 of 10.

Delaney Hodgins 31-game double-digit streak was snapped with a seven-point outing. The last time Hodgins failed to score at least 10 points in a game was on Jan. 9, 2016 at Idaho. Hodgins grabbed 11 rebounds with three blocks.

Both teams struggled to score, as they were both limited to under 30 percent from the field. Eastern made 1 of 15 3-point attempts while Idaho State went 0 of 13 from beyond the arc.

Eastern forced Idaho State into 26 turnovers. The Bengals were led by Grace Kenyon with 10 points.

The Bengals clawed back into the game after the end of the third quarter, trailing by just five. But Eastern limited Idaho State to just 17.6 percent from the field in the fourth quarter and outscores ISU 20-8 in the frame.

Eastern Washington hosts Weber State on Saturday at 2:05 p.m.

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