Eagle women fall on the road to Utes

Eagle women fall on the road to Utes
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The Eastern Washington University women’s basketball team took on the Utah Utes tonight (Nov. 18) in Salt Lake City. Brittany Klaman led the team with 10 points as the Eagles dropped the contest 87-49.

“Utah is a talented team who had suffered some tough losses in the last two weeks and we knew they were going to come out with all cylinders firing,” said head coach Wendy Schuller . “I thought we got off to a good start, but then struggled defensively keeping them on a side like we wanted to. We will get home tomorrow and get back to work. One positive I saw was some really good things out of our young players when we needed a boost.”

The Eagles scored five quick points and were 4-for-10 from the floor to open the game. At the media timeout, Eastern Washington trailed 14-9 before being held scoreless for six minutes of the first quarter while the Utes scored nine unanswered. After ten minutes of play, the Eagles trailed 22-12.

Utah opened the second frame on a 7-0 run until a Brittany Klaman three snapped the scoring spree. Eastern Washington relied on their perimeter shooting as they made three three-point field goals during the second quarter, two of which came from Jessica McDowell-White , who scored seven points during the period. The Eagles were outscored 23-14 during the second and trailed 45-26 at the half.

The Utes opened the third on a 16-1 run before a layup from Alexyss Newman snapped it. The Eagles had to play catch up from there and trailed 68-35 after three quarters.

Eastern Washington hung with Utah during the fourth, only being outscored 19-14 on 4-for-13 from the field compared to the Utes’ 7-for-17. Newman would add another four points during the frame to end the night with a career-high nine. Utah ended the fourth quarter on a 6-0 run en route to the 87-49 victory.