SHEEHY SCORES SEASON-HIGH 17, BUT WOMEN'S HOOPS DROPS FIFTH STRAIGHT AT EASTERN WASHINGTON
CHENEY, Wash. – Eastern Washington built a double digit lead in the first half, and didn’t relent during a 74-56 victory over Sacramento State on Sunday afternoon at Reese Court.
The Eagles improve to 7-14 overall and 2-6 Big Sky Conference, moving into seventh place in the league standings. The Hornets, currently on a five-game losing streak, fall to 3-17 overall and 1-5 in the Big Sky, dropping to eighth in the standings.
For the 10th time this season, senior guard Kim Sheehy led the team in scoring with a season-high 17 points. Sheehy, the only player to reach double figures for the Hornets, shot 7-of-13 from the floor in her 35 minutes.
For the seventh time this year, a Sacramento State opponent shot over 50 percent from the floor. Led by Nicole Scott’s 8-of-11 performance and game-high 18 points, the Eagles shot a season-best 55.4 percent.
Off the bench, Eastern Washington ’s Phynique Allen added 14 points and a game-high six assists, while Joanna Chadd contributed 10 points as well.
For Sacramento State , senior guard Stephanie Cherry dished out a team-leading four assists for the sixth time this season, while freshman forward Kelly Vega produced a career-high eight points, knocking down three buckets from the floor and two baskets from the charity stripe.
The Hornets committed 20 turnovers in the game and for the 16th time this year, were held under 60 points, shooting just 36.5 percent.
The game is the fourth of the team’s five-game road trip. The Hornets end their journey Wednesday night at Northern Colorado . The team finally returns to the Nest after nearly a month absence, hosting Idaho State at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3.