Maisie Burnham scored 16 points to lead four Eastern Washington players in double figures as the Eagles topped Portland State 73-71 for their first Big Sky win of the season on Thursday in Portland.
Burnham, a former Liberty High School standout, also grabbed six rebounds for the Eagles (2-6, 1-2 Big Sky). Aaliyah Alexander added 11 points and seven assists for EWU.
Kylie Jimenez paced the Vikings with 20 points (1-2, 0-1).
The teams will play again at noon Saturday.
Northern Arizona 84, Idaho 62: Regan Schenck scored 23 points as the Lumberjacks (5-2, 3-0 Big Sky) jumped out to a 33-12 first-quarter lead en route victory over the Vandals (3-4, 1-2) in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Emily Rodabaugh added a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds for NAU, which had five players score in double figures.
Beyonce Bea and Natalie Klinker paced Idaho with 12 points apiece. Klinker added a team-best eight rebounds, while Gina Marxen had 11 points.
NAU shot 53.1% from the floor and 47.6% from 3-point range (10-21), while Idaho was held to 35.9% shooting and just 17.4% (4-23) from deep.
The teams will play the second game of their series at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Cameron Shelton scored 24 points, Luke Avdalovic added 17 and Northern Arizona held off a late Idaho charge for a 78-65 victory in Moscow, Idaho.
Gabe Quinnett led the Vandals (0-6, 0-3 Big Sky) with 12 points, while A.J. Youngman had 10 off the bench.
The Lumberjacks (2-6, 1-1) did most of their damage down low, outscoring UI 32-20 in the paint. NAU also forced 15 Idaho turnovers, while committing just six of its own.
Northern Arizona shot 46% from the floor and 42.9% from 3-point range, while the Vandals shot 44.4% overall and 31.8% from deep.
The teams take the court at Memorial Gym again at 11 a.m. Saturday.
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