POCATELLO, ID. -- The Eastern Washington University women's basketball team was defeated 71-63 by the Idaho State Bengals Saturday (Feb. 27) at Reed Gym in Pocatello, Idaho.
Despite the loss, the Eagles are still guaranteed at least a share of the regular-season Big Sky Championship with one game remaining.
The Eagles remain in first-place in the conference with an 11-4 record. Sacramento State is in second-place with a 9-5 conference record with two games remaining. The Eagles and Hornets split their two games head-to-head this season.
Eastern can capture sole-possession of the championship with a win over Portland State on March 6 at Reese Court. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:05 p.m.
Reserve point guard Chene Cooper led the Eagles in scoring for the second-straight game with 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting in just 21 minutes. Cooper also had three rebounds and two assists. Julie Piper, Brianne Ryan and Kyla Evans all finished with eight points. Piper had a team-high five rebounds.
The Bengals shot 54.5 percent from the field including 6-of-13 from three-point range. The Eagles shot 46.3 percent from the field and was just 4-of-14 from behind the arc. Eastern was out-rebounded 29-24.