SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Kelli Pilkington recorded a team-high 12 points
and 11 rebounds while leading Eastern Washington to a 67-54 victory
over the Sacramento State women's basketball team Thursday evening in
With the victory, Eastern Washington improved to 8-11 overall and 3-4
in the Big Sky Conference while Sacramento State dropped to 2-13 and
0-5 in the conference.
The Hornets, who were led by senior Michelle St. Clair's 17 points,
shot just .305 (18-59) from the floor and committed 29 turnovers.
Sacramento State was also outrebounded, 47-37, and shot 2-of-10
(.200) from beyond the three point line. Senior Torilynn Boyd, who
played all 40 minutes of the contest, recorded her third
double-double of the season with 12 points and 13 rebounds.
After the Hornets took a brief 2-0 lead to open the contest, Eastern
Washington went on a 24-2 run over the next seven minutes to take a
commanding 24-4 lead. The Eagles, who led, 42-26, at halftime, would
not relinquish their lead for the remainder of the game.
Eastern Washington pushed its lead to up to as much as 25 points in
the second half while converting on numerous second-chance
opportunities. The Hornets made the final score respectable after
outscoring the Eagles, 9-0, over the final 4:33 of the game.
Jamie Granger also scored 12 points for EWU while Jennifer Paluck
chipped in with 11.
Freshman Tola Tallman rounded out the trio of Hornets in double
figures as she finished with 14 points and five steals.
Sacramento State returns to action when it hosts Portland State on
Saturday, Jan. 27, at 7:05 p.m.